KOTP Ep. 186 – Home Sweet Home?

Bullet points for Episode 186:

  • The LA Kings have been inconsistent in their recent games, showing both strong performances and disappointing losses.
  • The team has struggled to hold leads, which has cost them valuable points in close games.
  • Improvement in five-on-five play is crucial for the team's success, as they cannot solely rely on their power play.
  • Lineup changes may be necessary to address issues and improve performance.
  • Updates on injured players, including Phil Danault, suggesting a potential return to the lineup.
  • The team's playoff chances depend on finishing strong in the remaining games and taking advantage of their favorable schedule. Building momentum is crucial for the LA Kings as they approach the playoffs.
  • The 1-3-1 has been a topic of debate, but it is not the sole determinant of a team's success.
  • Martin Chromiak is still developing and it is uncertain if he will become an NHL player for the Kings.
  • Leadership can come from various positions on the team, not just the goaltender.
  • The next core group of players for the Kings will be unique and different from the previous core four.

Sound bites:

  • "They saved their worst performance of the year for game 73."
  • "Need more of a shooting mindset than just  from Viktor Arvidsson."
  • "Gonna go five and three and they're just gonna make the playoffs by a couple of points."
  • "You can't just win it on paper. It's there for the taking."
  • "Stop scoreboard watching. Stop worrying about everybody else."
  • "You want a more rested goaltender for the playoffs."

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