Los Angeles Kings: Why the Team Can’t Score

November 12th, 2011 by Gary Llewellin Leave a reply »
The Kings are falling.

They can’t score and something needs to be done to reverse the trend before things get out of hand.

The Kings sit at 23rd in the league with 36 goals in favor. They actually have allowed more goals than they have scored.

Only two teams sit in playoff position at the moment with more goals scored against them. One of those teams is hanging onto the eighth spot. The other team is the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Why can’t this team put the puck in the net? Why can’t a team that boasts Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, Dustin Brown, Justin Williams and Simon Gagne score on a regular basis?

The talent is there, so the problem must lie elsewhere.

The obvious conclusion would be to point to the coaching staff and that’s what should be done.

The stingy defensive system coach Terry Murray operates does not do justice to the skill he has inherited on the team. Kopitar and company could add so much more to the team if they were allowed more leeway offensively.

Although Kopitar continues to have the best season of his career with 20 points in just 16 games, the forwar ...

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