|Willie Mitchell More Important To Kings Than Drew Doughty?|
I could do a recap of the Kings pathetic road trip but Kingscast has that covered. I could do a recap of the Kings loss to the Hawks but TheRoyalHalf has that covered. So I'm going to do what I do best: Spin the Rumor Mill.
Wow. Who knew that the Willie Mitchell/Alexei Ponikarovsky loss would affect L.A. more than the loss of Drew Doughty. (I wonder if Dean Lombardi points to the team's splits at the negotiating table with Drew's agent?...). Had it not been for Jonathan Quick's miraculous shootout performance in Boston; the Kings could easily be winless in their last seven games (Although, one could say the Kings were robbed in Ottawa, which we were, but moving on...).
Coach continues to pull names out of a hat to fill the Kings first-line left wing spot. Coach has tried seven different players there and no one has stepped up. Lombardi went shopping in Manchester and the best Hexy could offer was Dwight King. In Dwight's defense, he has played his game but most fans can agree his game is best suited to play in the bottom-six. In six games, he's averaging slightly under 12 minutes a game while registering zero points and three shots on goal. I wouldn't be surprised if we see John Zeiler up on the Kings first-line tomorrow night.
The Kings need to look outside the system for help.