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Kings Need Offensive Production

Pierre LeBrun of ESPN answers some email rants,

Hi Pierre, my rant is with the Kings. How in the world are they not scoring more goals? One goal in the last two games, can’t anyone score in LA? And when in the world is Simon Gagne coming back? Dustin Penner’s four goals, relativeley speaking, on this team would probably equate to 12 goals on any other halfway decent scoring team. Man, I have watched the Kings for years, and never seen the offense this anemic.

My take: When I watch the Kings, two things come to mind in terms of their offensive struggles: they need a serious upgrade on the wings, which is why GM Dean Lombardi is working the phones to see what’s out there; and there’s a general lack of foot speed on this team. They’re just not as fast as most of the contending teams in this league and, in today’s game, speed is a huge part of having success. Those would be the two areas I would be focused on in terms of wanting to improve my team if I were Lombardi.

more including someone is complaining about the Detroit’s offense…

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I noticed this two years ago.  Every guy is over 200 lbs. and they can’t wheel, but they can lumber.

Posted by tuxedoTshirt from the Home of the 1937 World Champions on 02/07/12 at 03:46 PM ET

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