Los Angeles Kings In Need of a Spark; Could It Be Justin Williams?

March 8th, 2010 by Reed Kaufman Leave a reply »
The last two games the Los Angeles Kings have played have been, admittedly, lackluster performances:

On the March 4 loss to Nashville:

ANZE KOPITAR: “Our intensity and our compete level has to be a lot higher than that. We didn’t show up. That’s the bottom line."

DREW DOUGHTY: “We’re pretty disappointed as a team in our effort tonight."

On the March 6 loss to Montreal:

RYAN SMYTH: “In today’s game, you need to capitalize on special teams, and we didn’t do that. We gave up on it, and it’s unacceptable."

(Head Coach) TERRY MURRAY: "We played fine but we were just playing the game, and you can’t just play the game right now [this late in the season]; you got to play with an attitude.”

The Kings could clearly use a spark.

Trade deadline acquisitions Jeff Halpern and Fredrik Modin have been solid, but they aren't exactly the type of high-energy, goal-scoring, fight-starting players who really get the bench fired up. They are simply role players, though they are very good in their roles.

Modin did scor ...

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