…the puck. Do so and we maintain possession. Do so and we force Anaheim to take it off our stick to get it back, which with our size, skill and forecheck is very difficult to do. Do so and we avoid turnovers, especially in the defensive and neutral zone. Do so and the Kings force them to carry the puck 200 feet to generate a scoring chance which, even if Anaheim does, is generally one and out with our solid defense that protects the home plate. The L.A. Kings are a puck possession team and puck possession starts and ends with puck management.
…our discipline. Penalties are avoidable. Penalties are unnecessary unless it is specifically and intentionally taken to avoid a scoring chance. While a penalty kill here or there may happen despite good discipline, there is a rare occasion that a parallel stick (hooking), stick in the feet (tripping), a free hand reach and grab (holding) or interference stop or start anything of significance. Our boys can play hard, fast and physical, all wrapped into great hockey and stay away from obstruction penalties. Our boys will.
Manage the puck. Manage our discipline.
Make Them Pay.
Make Them Bleed.
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