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59 minutes ago, Angel Oracle said:

Longtime NHL offense stawart, Pierre Turgeon, was hired as Kings asst coach to help with the offense side of things.

Nice move. Hopefully he can help this offense light the lamp more frequently.

Has he coached before?

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what are we expecting this season? i feel like it's another year outside the playoffs. the pacific is much better and we're just not as good as the young teams and/or ducks. 

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So yeah...probably about time to start shopping Doughty...
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/doughty-potentially-leaving-kings-just-want-win-cups/

Honestly it may be about time to burn it all down and begin anew. In this era of the salary cap what other choice do you have if you aren't ascending with lots of flexible cap space?

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3 hours ago, Thomas said:

So yeah...probably about time to start shopping Doughty...
http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/doughty-potentially-leaving-kings-just-want-win-cups/

Honestly it may be about time to burn it all down and begin anew. In this era of the salary cap what other choice do you have if you aren't ascending with lots of flexible cap space?

New era, new regime. Let's see what this year yields before pouring gas on bridge.

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my point is that doughty has two years remaining on his contract. let's not trade him just yet. maybe this team figures out a few things.

you're right in that we still have brown and gaborik to pay for such puny production, but maybe it's tempered by other guys stepping up.

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58 minutes ago, Angel Oracle said:

Any chance to find teams to take on even a third of Brown's and Gabby's contracts?

You'd have a better chance getting someone to bite on the Pujols contract.

I mean I guess you could bribe a salary cap bottom dredge team to take it but it'd cost so much in valuable assets as to make you wonder what would be the point?

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The Kings seem to want to play a more offensive game (well yeah...) and turn up the offense from the defensemen. However I'm not sure they really have the personal for it. Would this change really net more goals than it will allow. The Martinez/Muzzin pairing cannot stop any team's top lines. Forbert has really been showing his limitations carrying the puck and is a disaster with anyone not named Doughty. If Doughty is continually tabbed to lock down the top threats he will remain far more one-dimensional than he has the ability to be. We won't speak of the third line.
 

https://www.nhl.com/video/kuempers-nice-save-on-eriksson/t-277752844/c-52874103

https://www.nhl.com/video/montoyas-nice-save-in-close/t-277752844/c-52890103

 

 

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3 hours ago, nate said:

Rejoice!

Not quite ready to bury them after two games. Though Burns looks completely disinterested in hockey on the ice. 

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