August 22nd, 2012, 04:22 PM #1
Kings "Big 3" are clearly Quick/Kopi/DD; Who is our #4 Guy?
So many LGkers have been carelessly posting threads w/o polls that nonetheless needed polls,
I decided to post one that definitely doesn't.
There's a simple answer to the question I posted, and doubtlessly everyone will agree :
It's a tie.
At this point, Mike Richards and Dustin Brown are virtually equal in their contributions to the team.
Not identical of course, but equal in value.
So, The Kings currently enjoy the privilege of having Two #4 players.
If Mike Richards gets back to the 70+ point level (which I believe he will do), then, assuming Dustin Brown stays around the
25-30Goal/50-60 pt level, then I would put Richards a bit ahead in the #4 spot & DB in #5.
Here's how I see the 2 players:
Defensively: Edge to Richards
Physicality: Equal, or very slight edge to DB
offense: This season, DB, but in career overall, Richards by a solid margin
Leadership: Close, but DB, as Captain , maybe a slight edge, but Richards leads
by example (think: opening games of POs, esp)
smarts & creativity: Overall advantage to Richards
Dustin Brown did kick his game way up for most of the POs, though I do not believe he
could sustain such a pace in the regular season.
So right at this moment, it's a tie.
But Richards's offense will likely be the tie-breaker in the season to come, IMO.
August 22nd, 2012, 04:35 PM #2
His name is Trevor..... Lewis...
August 22nd, 2012, 04:46 PM #3
But hopefully Richards will be back to his normal beast mode self next season, and surpass Brown. (Richards is my favorite player, and I got his name/number on my jersey)
August 22nd, 2012, 04:48 PM #4
I'll just throw this out there to stir the pot a lil -
Can I get a big hellz yeah for a healthy Justin Williams?!
When healthy, this guy is legit, top six, clutch, hard-hat mentality with the skill to corkscrew a netminder out of his pads!
Justin Williams played 82 regular season games in 05-06 and all 25 playoff games, won the Stanley Cup.
Justin Williams played 82 regular season games in 11-12 and all 20 playoff games, won the Stanley Cup.
Coincedence...I think not! BALLZ I tells ya!!
Had more regular season points than Brown or Richards. But that was last season, what will the new season bring? If JDub stays healthy, and the Kings offense isn't a WFT anomaly all season again, I say he outscores Brown and Richards...again (lots of helpers to Kopi and Brown with a resurgence of his own goal scoring touch).
So it's not just about points? We're talking "value"? On par with Brownie and Richie, IMNSHO.
Kind of a nice problem to have...you know, a legit top 6 where the rank between #1-#6 in "value" is pretty blurred.
August 22nd, 2012, 04:48 PM #5
Penner is definitely Big. Have you seen that guy down pancakes?
August 22nd, 2012, 05:30 PM #6
I don't think you can rank players like that but if you could I wouldn't necessarily include Kopitar in the "Big 3".
This isn't basketball and even in BASKETBALL that's an oversimplification and overused phrase.
August 22nd, 2012, 05:53 PM #7
"I wouldn't necessarily include Kopitar in the "Big 3".
And Tyrannasaurus ate corn flakes.
August 22nd, 2012, 06:02 PM #8
Just because he's the "best" forward on the team doesn't always mean he's the "best forward" on the team...
Originally Posted by triplcrown
August 22nd, 2012, 06:13 PM #9
Pointless w/out a poll TC
August 22nd, 2012, 06:21 PM #10
Big 3 is an antonym like jumbo shrimp.