Two seasons ago, the Kings brought in Bernie Nicholls to help out with the power play. Then they jettisoned Jamie Kompon to the corn field and brought in the equally if not worse than Davis Payne.
The Kings still can’t score.
They’re ranked 14th on the power play, and even though they’re ranked 8th in SHOTS per game, those shots aren’t finding the back of the net as indicated by their 21st ranked goals per game.
Yet the Kings have an asset in their front office they’ve failed to use.
The guy who scored 668 regular season goals and 58 more in the playoffs and made his LIVING in the slot.
Why isn’t Luc down at TSC helping the coaching staff teach the players on how to plant their large asses in the slot for a rebound or a close one timer instead of on the half wall or top of the circle?
Why isn’t Luc down at TSC showing the players how a skinny kid became the top scoring left winger of all time?
I want answers dammit!
The Canucks have lost 6 of their last 7 games. Their PP is ranked 28th and they’ll be seeking revenge for the 5-1 pasting at the hands of the Kings on November 9th.
Brad Richardson already has 11 points. Last year he had only SIX points and in 59 games the year before, his entire season tally was EIGHT. Why the turnaround? COACHING. More proof that Darryl Sutter’s “system” is choking! Just ask Dustin Penner. Imagine how many points Anze would have playing on Tampa Bay.
Meanwhile, are the Kings in 1st place? No. 2nd? No? They’re once again near the bottom of the playoff barrel having to play on the road for the majority of playoff games.
Kopitar has only 6 goals this season, 4 of them on the pp and one into an empty net. This means, in 24 games, Anze has ONE 5 on 5 goal. ONE.
All this talk about how great Mike Richards is defensively, he was -8 last season and is -1 this season. (Kopi is +8)
I’m over Linden Vey – in 9 games, he only has TWO shots? I’ll take Fraser’s grit or Lewis’ defense instead.
Now that Trevor Lewis is out of the lineup, will anyone be able to replace his 0 goals and 0 assists in 24 games?