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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 7:03 pm    Post subject:

Season's starting today. We also signed Devin Setoguchi, who was once a decent player, to a cheap contract.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 10:28 am    Post subject:

Quickie likely gone for awhile according to DL. Listed as a lower body injury. I'm guessing a groin tear?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:49 pm    Post subject:

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Quickie likely gone for awhile according to DL. Listed as a lower body injury. I'm guessing a groin tear?


For a stint like this probably. Might've been overworked at the World Cup of Hockey thing. Jeff Zatkoff has looked alright as a backup for Pittsburgh and has even outplayed Fleury when he was there. But frankly, we can have a brick wall in front of the net and we still aren't gonna win until our scorers score.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:00 pm    Post subject:

Quick out for a while will really test this team's mettle. With the injuries they already have, lack of goal scoring, contract anchors weighing them down and little salary cap space and no top-notch prospects, this may be the start of a transition year for the guys. Dean needs to re-stock the pipeline badly.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:16 pm    Post subject:

4 straight overtime wins. Dowd is looking very good as the bottom six center. I'm hoping to see more development from the younger players because the Kings' prospect pipeline is pretty barren.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 1:59 pm    Post subject:

Maybe this will give a Kershaw effect for the team. Let the youngsters develop and gel and then have Quick come back strong for the playoffs where unlike the Dodgers, we can excel in despite inferior talent.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:48 pm    Post subject:

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Maybe this will give a Kershaw effect for the team. Let the youngsters develop and gel and then have Quick come back strong for the playoffs where unlike the Dodgers, we can excel in despite inferior talent.


They still have some holes that were not yet addressed. It's gonna be a tough season, but when healthy and clicking, no team will want to face them. I'm hoping that the young players will develop and they make another trade with Columbus to address those holes without giving up anything of value. That seems to be the recipe for success.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:00 pm    Post subject:

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Maybe this will give a Kershaw effect for the team. Let the youngsters develop and gel and then have Quick come back strong for the playoffs where unlike the Dodgers, we can excel in despite inferior talent.


They still have some holes that were not yet addressed. It's gonna be a tough season, but when healthy and clicking, no team will want to face them. I'm hoping that the young players will develop and they make another trade with Columbus to address those holes without giving up anything of value. That seems to be the recipe for success.


Yeah. Our SC runs always had a key ex-Blue Jacket. Scott Hartnell? Nick Foligno? Seth Jones? Brandon Saad? David Savard?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:09 am    Post subject:

I don't like anything I have seen thus far besides them closing out some OT games. Still early and I know this team picks up steam late but I see no hunger.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:49 am    Post subject:

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I don't like anything I have seen thus far besides them closing out some OT games. Still early and I know this team picks up steam late but I see no hunger.


Not really any new blood (i.e. Lucic) this year. Gotta wait for the deadline deals and hopefully this time we can trade with Columbus again.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:53 pm    Post subject:

This team is just all kinds of bad. If only they could get rid of the albatrosses on the team and get some youth, speed, and especially skill in the lineup. The injuries have killed the team as they don't have much depth. McNabb had been the best defenseman and he's out.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:25 pm    Post subject:

Kings treading water right now.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:26 pm    Post subject:

US Patent and Copyright Office denies Las Vegas's attempt to name themselves the Golden Knights. That franchise should count themselves lucky because those are some crappy logos and a name that doesn't really fit with Vegas at all.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:42 pm    Post subject:

I was very fortunate (thanks to my wife's connections) to sit directly behind the goal where the King's shoot twice today - literally the best seats in the house in all of sports.

It was incredible. My son sat in the closest seat possible to the real action and watching his amazement during the game was a genuine pleasure.

I've always felt that hockey is the best sport to watch in person, and today's experience just cemented it.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject:

I've sat directly behind the Kings bench several times last year. Granted you can't see (bleep) bc Kopitar enjoys sitting on the railing but at least he gave me his stick.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 6:06 pm    Post subject:

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I've sat directly behind the Kings bench several times last year. Granted you can't see (bleep) bc Kopitar enjoys sitting on the railing but at least he gave me his stick.


LOL!

Our running joke today was that the goalie should sit his ass down because he was blocking our view.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:28 pm    Post subject:

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I've sat directly behind the Kings bench several times last year. Granted you can't see (bleep) bc Kopitar enjoys sitting on the railing but at least he gave me his stick.


LOL!

Our running joke today was that the goalie should sit his ass down because he was blocking our view.


As long as he blocks the puck, I think I'd be fine with that.

But someone needs to tell Sutter to stop pacing because it makes me dizzy and for Kopitar to sit on the bench not the railing!

One of the few times I'm able to see and Sutter goes pacing.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:34 am    Post subject:

DaMuleRules wrote:
I was very fortunate (thanks to my wife's connections) to sit directly behind the goal where the King's shoot twice today - literally the best seats in the house in all of sports.

It was incredible. My son sat in the closest seat possible to the real action and watching his amazement during the game was a genuine pleasure.

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Clearly you have not been to any curling events.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:35 am    Post subject:

5 wins in a row for the Kings. They've gotten back into Wild Card position and are within striking distance of 3rd in the Pacific again. Carter continues to carry the offense on his back. Kopitar is coming alive. And, of course, Budaj continues to be the MVP of this year's squad, easy. He now has 7 shutouts, and his GAA and save % numbers are typical of what we've come to expect from Quick in the regular season, and maybe even a little better, to be honest. He's been a true godsend.

Forbort has also been a pretty solid contributor, and I think he's going to be a nice one for us for a while. We still have issues with our 3rd D pairing, because McNabb isn't good, and Gravel, though he offers size, doesn't move very well. (Other guys they've tried like Gilbert haven't contributed much, and Greene is a shell of himself and injured.)

This season could have completely gone off the rails, and maybe it still will. But I think the fact that the Kings are even in a playoff position right now speaks to the character they have in that locker room and it speaks to the system that Sutter has in place.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 9:27 am    Post subject:

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5 wins in a row for the Kings. They've gotten back into Wild Card position and are within striking distance of 3rd in the Pacific again. Carter continues to carry the offense on his back. Kopitar is coming alive. And, of course, Budaj continues to be the MVP of this year's squad, easy. He now has 7 shutouts, and his GAA and save % numbers are typical of what we've come to expect from Quick in the regular season, and maybe even a little better, to be honest. He's been a true godsend.

Forbort has also been a pretty solid contributor, and I think he's going to be a nice one for us for a while. We still have issues with our 3rd D pairing, because McNabb isn't good, and Gravel, though he offers size, doesn't move very well. (Other guys they've tried like Gilbert haven't contributed much, and Greene is a shell of himself and injured.)

This season could have completely gone off the rails, and maybe it still will. But I think the fact that the Kings are even in a playoff position right now speaks to the character they have in that locker room and it speaks to the system that Sutter has in place.


I thought it was headed that way, but this is indeed encouraging. Hopefully it is indicative of hunger and direction and not just a fortunate streak. It's certainly come at a good time, going into the second half of the season. Hopefully it is momentum building. One thing that I think is encouraging is that given the win/loss record, their Goal Diff is pretty good. Perhaps that will benefit them in some close games down the road.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject:

I guess I hexed the Kings today LOL.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:08 pm    Post subject:

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I guess I hexed the Kings today LOL.


Naw, it's not like you said they were going to run the table.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject:

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I guess I hexed the Kings today LOL.


Shame shame shame.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:05 am    Post subject:

WE ON A ROLL BOYS!!!
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