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Friday, December 19, 2008

Sabres Kings Preview

Well assuming the Kings are in town, there will be a game tonight. Probably not a ton of people at this one. Also you can get great deals at EBAY for tickets. So if you want to brave things. Take the train and head down to the arena.

The Kings

The Kings are 4th in the Pacific 21 points behind the division leading Sharks. They don't have a terrible record of 13-12-6. Basically 13-18 but are 4-3-2 in their last 10. So basically they are the Sabres in consistency.

Alexander Frolov leads them with 13 goals

Anze Kopitar leads the team with 26 points

Dustin Brown has 12 goals and 24 points.

They are a young team filled with up and coming stars like Drew Doughty, Jack Johnson(when healthy) and others who you've never heard of.

Their goaltending is the real weakness on the Kings. They could use a real #1 goalie badly. I'm surprised they haven't pushed for one. Because their defense doesn't seem to bad. Maybe pick up a good goalie in Free Agency. It would improve things in Los Angeles very quickly.

Both Goalies have played in 18 games. Both hovering around a .900 sv%. Ersberg has the much GAA then Labarbera. Both don't seem to me like big time goalies.

Anyway, the Kings are one of those West teams you hear nothing about and know nothing of. So its a treat game. You get tired of the usual suspects. Its time for the teams you never see. See why they keep on talking about Kopitar.

The Sabres

Well after the Devils loss, it was obvious, they went back into lazy mode. So the called up Matt Ellis and Chris Butler to shake things up. I doubt anything will come of it, but it will be nice to see how Butler does.

And it can lead Rick, to of course say, if Butler scores.


My friend Rob would love it.

Anyway. Its gonna be a half empty joint, and who knows how the Sabres will play. Just shakes me as one of those 7-2 wins. Or a 4-0 loss. Nothing in between

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