What’s Wrong With Jonathan Quick?
It’s not that he was bad last night, but he hasn’t been that good.
A guy who used to stop pucks blindfolded is back to letting in a “softee” a game.
St Louis’ first goal (a game which he did win) was horrible, then he settled down and the Kings came back to win.
Last night, Dallas wanted it more. No doubt, and there was nothing he could do about 2 of the 4 goals he let in.
Is Bernier just that much better?
Quick is 7-7-2 with a 2.59 gaa (23rd in the league) – that’s not very good for a guy that just signed a 10 year contract. .
895 save percentage? That’s worse than Joey McDonald. That’s worse than Steve Mason.
Bernier is 5-1 with a 1.92 gaa (4th in the league) and a .916 save percentage
Its time Quick got his head out of his ass and started playing to what he’s making.
And it wouldn’t surprise me at all if Quick were the one traded and not Bernier. Lets not forget, this is the same Dean Lombardi who signed Lubo to a 7 year deal and traded him and then Jack Johnson whom he promptly traded. Why do you think Bernier started back-to-back games? To see if he COULD. He wasn’t ready, obviously, but to me, that was a Lombardi test.
Speaking of goaltenders…
Remember Danny Taylor, who played ONE game for the Kings back in 2007-08? He actually got a chance to start 2 games for Calgary… 5 years after making his debut. He went 1-1 before being sent back.
Jeff Zatkoff, who was so great for Manchester is now in the Pittsburgh organ-eye-zation and is doing okay with a 18-16 record and a 1.90gaa
Jeff Carter has 15 goals and 2 assists.
Dustin Penner just set a career high with assists in 4 straight games.
Even Mike Richards is starting to get in on the fun with 10 points in the last 10 games
I wonder if anyone will take Brad Richardson and his 1.175 million dollar bench warming salary off the Kings hands. There are cheaper better players in Manchester who deserve a shot.