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Kings are in trouble

Discussion in 'Los Angeles Kings' started by pete6835, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. pete6835

    pete6835 Buuuuuurp!

    Aug 24, 2011
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000

    Quick is done, right?
    Carter is done
    Kopitar on his way down
    Doughty still has passion, just stupid passion
    Toffoli is useless
    Kovi shouldn't be on the point on PP
    Phaneuf, Carter & Quick just should retire.

    And idiots that still are praying for Jack Hughes, he isn't gonna solve this mess.

  2. davnlaguna

    davnlaguna Well-Known Member

    Apr 24, 2010
    south orange county
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,637

    Only a even if kings finish last: odds of picking 4th 50.6 %
  3. PuckinUgly57

    PuckinUgly57 Don't be a jabroni.

    Dec 2, 2011
    Yorba Linda, CA
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000

    No he isn't but they need to restock whether it's Hughes, Kaako, or someone else. The time has come and this is a great opportunity for the Kings to stock up.

    This draft is very deep on centers (and wings - Podkolzin is a nice blend of skill, speed and nasty, stuff I love. Doubt he will be around however when the Kings pick) which the Kings obviously need to start looking towards with Kopitar getting up there, Carter aging fast and not producing and then the mish mash known as the B6 lines. Kempe stinks as a centerman and Amadio and Co. are not T6 material. They need to address the future of the center position now.

    Knowing Blake and his penchant for collegiate players, I could see him looking at Alex Turcotte, also a centerman out of Wisconsin. He seems to be the prototype center that the game is moving towards and I expect him to get a close look from LA - great skater, power forward balance, explosive speed, skill, low maintenance, 200 foot game and leadership qualities. His father was a 1st round pick of the Habs in the early 1980s.

    I don't think the Kings will get a shot at Hughes unless they trade up, which I can't see Blake doing from what we have seen so far with him holding onto picks.
  4. Kings4OT

    Kings4OT Suck my Member

    Jul 5, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000

    I say #loseforhughes all the time but not as some sort of savior. Kings need top prospects to build around. They have "good" youngsters but nobody that you would pick to build a team around....so you have to start somewhere
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  5. Stunner_At_Staples_Kings

    Stunner_At_Staples_Kings Giant Member

    Jul 7, 2013
    Hoopla Bookie:
    $ 1,000

    Not to be ridiculous, but looking at the standings, it's so top-heavy that the Kings appear to be only 8 points out of a playoff spot. 4 games. Top 3 from each division and then you drop heavily to 47-48 points, with Kings sitting at 39. Going 5-5 over their last 10 is crushing it compared to Ducks.