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Last week, Brough wrote a post about the fast-starting Los Angeles Kings — 8-3 at the time, first in the Western Conference — and wondered at what point they’d have us panicking and freaking out. (Not unlike this guy.)
Okay, Brough actually said “worry” as opposed to “panic” or “freak out”, but still — the point was clear. Los Angeles is a young, deep and talented squad that has good goaltending, solid production from its second and third lines and a versatile, well-rounded defence. Definitely a concern for the Canucks and the rest of the NHL. [From last week]:
The second line’s been so good together that Kings coach Terry Murray is loathe to break it up. Justin Williams leads the team with 11 points, followed by Jarret Stoll with 10. All told, the Kings’ second line is plus-16. So basically you’ve got two lines that can score, a third line that’s hard to play against and a fourth line that’s a work in progress…