November 19th, 2009, 09:07 PM #21
Here's the original poster's question:
Originally Posted by KFIT
"I am watching the islanders bruin game and Moulson scored a goal and leads the islanders in goals with 9. I was just wondering how we kept purcell and let moulson go."
Let's break it down:
"I am watching the islanders bruin game and Moulson scored a goal and leads the islanders in goals with 9."
I think we can all agree that this is simply an observation.
"I was just wondering how we kept purcell and let moulson go."
Here's a question.
What's there to "get over?" The poster never suggests that we should have kept Moulsen over Purcell. Instead, the poster is asking, based on the offensive stats, what the motivation was for keeping one over another.
Most would agree that it wouldn't matter one way or another who we kept, as I'm sure is the original poster's position.
There's simply nothing to "get over."
November 22nd, 2009, 06:50 AM #22
Moulson wasn't consistent with the Kings or in Manchester and that's why he wasn't given more of a chance to play in LA...but he WAS given a shot (for a couple weeks in 07-08 after a nice training camp) and he blew it. He then blew it again by having a very mediocre 08-09 camp. He was a UFA last summer and chose to sign with a team that had poor depth knowing he had a better chance to make that roster than this Kings team - and he was right.
Why is he doing well with the Islanders? Well, they don't have much depth so he was able to make the team and then move up the lines because some of their young guns played poorly and others got hurt, but it also helps alot that he's know Tavares for a long long time and they have a little chemistry. If you've read any articles, Moulson's younger brother played with Tavares and Tavares was in Moulson's wedding party - so they've got some history.
I think Moulson's story is great and it's the kind of thing Kings fans are going to need to get used to as the franchise gets more talented. There are only 50 contracts and every now and then DL is going to decide wrong on the 51st contract so a decent (or maybe even great) player is going to end up on another team and do really really well.
November 22nd, 2009, 08:48 AM #23
Moulson had his shot here and it didn't work out. Obviously something is clicking for him now that wasn't before. Good for him.
November 22nd, 2009, 09:29 AM #24
Moulson got some love from Grapes last night as a player that has persevered to get where he is. I'm happy for guys like Moulson and Smithson, even if it isn't with the Kings.
November 22nd, 2009, 08:46 PM #25
Really, no regrets about Moulson - and that's not a knock on him. He went from a situation where he wasn't likely to have much success to one where he was, and he capitalized nicely. I hope he ends up with 60 points this year.
Purcell could be in the same boat, who knows. Meanwhile, maybe a cast-off we pick up will end up succeeding in L.A. These types of things are always crapshoots when you're dealing with low-round draft picks or free agent signees.
November 23rd, 2009, 10:37 AM #26
Even the mighty Red Wings chose to keep Chelios over Quincey.
December 3rd, 2009, 06:30 PM #27
Hat trick tonight.
14 goals on the season.
December 3rd, 2009, 06:32 PM #28
Congrats on the hatty, Matt!
December 3rd, 2009, 07:16 PM #29
Was just about to post that. Congrats to Moulson Ice.
December 3rd, 2009, 09:18 PM #30
I almost threw up watching him pull that against my Thrashers. Glad he's doing well, but...do it against another team Matt.