October 18th, 2011, 11:53 AM #1
Other games around the League
I think we had this one last year.
Might come useful when Kings don't play for extended periods of time.
It's still early in the season, but Florida seems to have a good thing going down there. Also, what's up with Colorado and their good start? They're supposed to suck and I'm sure they will ... eventually. Same goes for Toronto.
What else ... Sharks have not warmed up yet, hopefully they lose another game or two before they start tearing it up. They're stacked, so every loss on their part will come in handy. Also, I heard Handzus has been one of their best players. Good for him.
Anyway ... go ahead and post your observations here.
October 18th, 2011, 01:00 PM #2
I have been very impressed with the Ducks so far. I watched the game last night against the Sharks and they were physical and fast. Looks like they will be a team that will be in a playoff spot.
January 21st, 2012, 02:47 PM #3
The race for the playoffs is on. Let's hope that most games in the West end in regulation.
Funny, the Ducks were good to start the season, went through extended period of suckage, and now they are on their annual come from behind march once again.
Up 2-0 vs. Ottawa. Hopefully the Senators can pull it off still.
Other games that somewhat affect the Kings:
San Jose - Vancouver (2-2 after two)
Columbus - Detroit (Go BJ's)
Buffalo - St. Louis (Go Sabres, then again they suck and probably won't be able to pull it off)
Chicago - Nashville (Go Hawks)
Tampa - Phoenix (Go Bolts)
Dallas - Minnesota (Go Wild?)
Calgary - Edmonton (go Oilers)
January 21st, 2012, 03:11 PM #4
Watching SJS and VAN. Couture just bailed his team out HUGE with one of the best kick saves I've seen from a non goaltending player.
January 21st, 2012, 03:31 PM #5
No point for the Sharks today. Huge.
January 21st, 2012, 03:35 PM #6
Another two points for the Ducks, they are on fire and winning games in regulation. Looks like being healthy is all they needed.
January 22nd, 2012, 07:52 AM #7
as much as i think Carlyle is a fantastic coach, and utterly despise anything to do with Gabby Boudreau, a coaching change was probably necessary this season as well.
Originally Posted by Ice24
they are going to have to usher is a new philosophy soon... Murray will definitely have his work cut out for him in the off season. i'd actually be a little surprised if Selanne doesn't hang em up this time, and i'm fairly certain Koivu won't be back unless he's willing to become their Jarret Stoll next year. so beyond the big three, they don't have much in the way of scoring and their bottom 6 as a whole is way too soft and ineffective. if they decide to deal Ryan at the deadline (which i think wouldn't be the right thing) they're going to need to address the magnum hole in the middle in addition to help on the bottom 6 and on the bottom of the defense.
i'm sure they will look to slot Etem into a top 6 role next season and wedge a guy like Smith-Pelley somewhere on the 2nd or 3rd line as well... but that's still not enough.
January 22nd, 2012, 07:53 AM #8
not to mention the fact that they may actually be playing their way out of the Lottery.
January 22nd, 2012, 01:47 PM #9
Exactly what I was thinking, Ges. All these wins for the Ducks do now is put them in the black hole. With as huge a slump they had, for them to make a push for the final playoff spot they'd have to go on some absolutely ridiculous tear for the rest of the season.
January 22nd, 2012, 01:54 PM #10
They are now on that tear. With a win tonight makes them that much closer. I am not sure if they will make it but they are going to make things interesting.
Originally Posted by UnholyGoalie