Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/13/14 at 07:55 PM ET
from Jon Rosen of LA Kings Insider,
Are the Kings growing weary of The John Gibson Saga?
“Kind of, yes,” Marian Gaborik answered.
Judging from several responses at the team’s facility today, and from Justin Williams’ “let’s not anoint him yet,” comment before yesterday’s game, there’s the sense that the Kings are aware of the level of talent possessed by the first year pro while acknowledging that he’s still John Gibson, not Kirk.
“You know what? We know we can beat him,” Drew Doughty said. “We know he’s a very good goalie. At the same time, they’re good shot blockers. That doesn’t mean that a lot of times we’re screening him. We just need to get pucks by those guys. We got a lot of shots last night. He made some big saves. But at the same time, we haven’t done everything we can. We can get more bodies in front of him. We can get more tips, more rebounds.”
Though Doughty was cut in the mouth yesterday – “I didn’t lose any teeth thankfully,” he said – he was still able to articulate his opinion on the NHL’s goaltender hierarchy.
“As good as [Gibson] is, he’s not impossible to beat. I’d take Quickie over him any day, still.”
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