From the September 27, 2011 Rich Hammond & Terry Murray interview you won’t read anywhere else…
Hammond: “So, that was another tough loss in a shootout.”
Murray: “It was but I liked a lot of what I saw out there. We were competing, playing a heavy game, good checking and we did score 2 goals so we met our quota.”
Hammond: “Wait. Quota? The team has a quota for goals?”
Hammond: “I mean…ok, so you used the word quota, what, er, what did you mean by that?”
Murray: “You don’t know what quota means?”
Hammond: “Uh. I do, but not in this context I guess.”
Murray: “How long have you been the [making the quotation sign with his hands] ‘beat writer’ for this team?”
Hammond: “Since 2009, I think. Yeah. 2009.”
Murray: “uh huh and in that time, have you noticed about how many goals we average per game?”
Murray: “Next question.”
The LA Kings currently sit 28th in the league in goals per game at 2.15.
Another way of writing 6-4-3 is 6-7, as in we have lost more games than we have won 13 games into the season.
Does that meet Dean Lombardi’s expectations for where this team would be?
Is Lombardi asking the question, “why is it that despite the roster changes, a much deeper and more talented team, we continually struggle to score goals and we cannot with any consistency score more than 2 goals per game?”
Why is that, Dean?
What could possibly be the reason?