In the first game of the season, Quick gave up 3 goals in the first period, and 5 by the third, and Sutter didn't pull him. Any reason any of us should believe that Bernier will get ANY opportunities this season?
Stoll looked like crap because his g/f was in the audience tonight... we saw her down in the 100's and walked past her.
During the game, my main thoughts (please note I had had two hours sleep in two days at that point were) the power play is going to bite us in the butt again and next season this team is getting blown up.
Look at it this way, going into the next off season, the free agents on the offensive side are :
I can see the top 3 leaving the Kings, to much money for to little productivity. The bottom 3 are going to be looking for more money and at least Clifford is going to get a nice raise.
On the D side, it's interesting
Ok, so Bodnarchuck can get sent down again, but Martinez, DD2 and even Muzzin are going to be looking for more money so does Scuds leave ?
And then there is Bernier...The big trade that will happen at some point, but when and who steps up or comes in to replace (please, dear god not Labeachball)
Anyways, my thoughts after the run was holy smoke keep this team together at all costs, which in many ways Dean did in the off season, but the failure to produce, even at this early stage of the season is just looks like on the O side of the team there will be changes made.
Boy, that was a brutal game to watch. Seemed like a lot of shots were taken by the Kings (well, at least Muzzin seemed to shoot a lot), but the Preds broke up a lot of the best opportunities right in front of the net.
As for whether the game was boring - it kinda seemed quiet, then I realized there was a long stretch of the game without any penalties or icing. I don't think there was necessarily a lack of action on the ice though.
All I know is, I was elated to see Brown score - on a power play no less. And during the shoot-out, I must have had a dozen heart attacks. In the end, the loss was a heart-breaker, but the shoot-out was definitely exciting.
Wow. Meltdown city in here. Tough loss. Kings had good pressure and a decent amount of shots. Recovered from a deflating early goal. Sure they're struggling to score, but games like last night happen. Just gotta keep amassing points. 5 pts in the last 3 games is a pretty good stretch.
I missed the game last night, but would an accurate summation be: The Kings had plenty of chances to get a W last night, but they just couldn't deliver?