The Sun Rises, The Sun Sets, You Learn To Trust It

Seconds after the LA Kings fell behind 3-0 to the Edmonton Oilers, I leaned over to my friend and co-writer, Howard Roark, and said to him, “Terry Murray’s answer to this game will be to put in Kevin Westgarth against the Penguins.” Howard looked at me and said, “you really think so?” I responded with a confident smile and nod.

Pow! 

Do you know how I knew? Because since Terry Murray’s tenure began here, I have watched a coach who has consistently failed to offer solutions that directly address the problem. Terry Murray plays in the fringes. He doesn’t hammer the nail into the right wall because he is busy pounding his head against the left one.

What are we struggling with boys and girls? Offense. Does replacing Trevor Lewis for Kevin Westgarth help us in any way with the offense? No. I suppose you could make an argument it doesn’t hurt us either. There is the adage, “if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”

Our coach has no answers. Solutions are not within his repertoire. It’s up to the players to break through.



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6 replies

  1. … And, therein lies the number one problem I have with Terry Murray – the inability or unwillingness to deploy the right players at the right time.

    I’m guessing Quick’s starting again. I suppose we might see Bernier again in February or so, or maybe we have seen the last of him in a Kings’ jersey, period.

  2. Dean! How much longer will you make us endure this?! I want to see my team play to its fullest potential, dang it!

  3. No, no, it’s about benching Lewis. How dare he miss the net on a breakaway!!! Benching him for the Pittsburgh game was a long term strategy designed to shame Lewis into scoring “better.” Who cares about the pittsburgh game anyway, they’re not in our conference, right? (damn, should’ve started Bernier in such a useless game). Anyways, once the shame settles in, Lewis is going to come back and provide secondary offense that will surely win us the division. And that’s important because Lewis is going to be our 2nd line LW any day now.

    …and scene.

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