Training Camp

Jack A Wilson and The Royal Half join me to discuss the LA Kings training camp battles, new NHL rules and more. 

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  • September 27, 2013 GretzkyKings99 wrote:
    Wasn't our problem last year against the Blackhawks SPEED? So what in universe does having Robyn Regehr on our defense ahead of Alec Martinez, and potentially ahead Jake Muzzin on the depth chart, a good thing?

    Shouldn't it be pretty simple at this point?

    Doughty-Muzzin
    Mitchell-Voynov
    Martinez-Green

    And Colin Miller, who looked like Voynov 2.0 with more size, just fantastic, and Derek Forbort, with massive size and skating, should be next nipping at the heels AHEAD of Regehr. Why is Sutter complicating? And the same goes for our forward group. In what universe does keeping Colin Fraser over guys who can skate and have some ability, like Andreoff or Linden Vey, help our team?

    This is very frustrating. Dean and Sutter are so tied to their old ways, and old friends, and loyalty to the "vets" and just obsessed with experience over ability, that they won't do the right thing for the team. Could end up biting us real bad in the end. They let us go into the playoffs last season with no 2LW, which cost us a potential repeat, and now they're going into this season with more obvious problems. This team is in fantastic shape to win another Cup, and Dean and Daryl deserve credit for that, but the margin is razor thin, and you can't just make obvious mistakes like this, and not play your best players every night, and expect to still win. In our Cup year we had King and Nolan playing their best, with both Rob Scuderi and Willie Mitchell on the defense.

    Now Scuderi is gone, Mitchell is coming back from injury, Nolan and King haven't been as good, and the margin for error isn't as great. This is the team Dean and Daryl really need to step up and play the best guys. It's already a disaster that Dean jumped the gun in a buyer's market to re-sign Regehr for 3 million, while now guys like Ian White can't even find a job because the market is so bad for players. If Dean had just waited, we could have saved 2M of that cap space and been in such a better position. But that's done. Now Dean needs to find a way out of that, play the best players, and maybe trade Regehr if he can find a partner. And I'm disappointed Colin Miller got sent down so early because he looked amazing.
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