Rosen Started it…
… with the Kings playing like crap following the Olympics.
So, I’ve decided to take it one step further.
What did the KINGS Olympians do their following 10 games AFTER the festivities?
Jonathan Quick – 4-4-2
Jack Johnson – 0 goals, 4 assists
Dustin Brown – 2 goals, 1 assist
Drew Doughty – 3 goals, 5 assists (including 3 his 1st game back)
Michal Handzus – 1 goal, 4 assists
2006: (Turin, Italy)
Alexander Frolov – (didn’t come back until 3 weeks later but in HIS 10 games…) 2 goals, 2 assists
Pavol Demitra – 3 goals, 2 assists in 8 games
Craig Conroy – 0 goals, 8 assists
Lubomir Visnovsky – 3 goals, 2 assists
Aaron Miller – 0 goals, 2 assists
2002: (Salt Lake City)
Ziggy Palffy – 4 goals, 7 assists
Adam Deadmarsh – 6 goals, 7 assists (wow)
Mattias Norstrom – 0 goals, 1 assist
Aaron Miller – 0 goals, 0 assists
Lubomir Visnovsky - (hurt, but his 10 games when he came back) 1 goal, 1 assist
Basically, what this sums up for ME is that it wasn’t the Olympic PLAYERS who were pooped it was the OTHER teammates who couldn’t quite get back to business following a 2 week layoff!
You remember how much I wanted Tim Gleason?
In 17 games since being dealt to the Maple Leafs, Gleason has 1 goal, 3 assists and is a -4. Their record? 11-4-2
In case you missed it, here are your AHL Manchester All-Stars:
Brandon Kozun has 3 goals and 6 assists in 9 games since being traded. Anyone else have a feeling people will ONCE AGAIN be saying, “how could the Kings have let this guy GO!”
Colten Teubert’s team, Iserlohn Roosters is in 9th place just 2 games over .500. At least he has former Kings Jeff Giuliano and Erik Ersberg to talk to.
Marc Andre-Cliche has 1 goal and 5 assists in 52 regular season games. He’s another player the Kings just gave away and he’s STILL better than Colin Fraser.
Since winning a Stanley Cup, Kevin Westgarth went from playing 5 minutes a night with the Kings, to 5 and a HALF with Carolina, and now he’s playing nearly SEVEN minutes in Calgary!
Anyone miss (or were deadly wrong about) Andrei Loktionov who has 4 goals and 6 assists in 44 games with the Devils this year?
In case you missed Sam Jackson absolutely going OFF on our own KTLA’S Sam Rubin for mistaking him For Laurence Fishburne. CLASSIC!