KingsCast wraps up their annual post-season media roundtable with some of the local media covering the Los Angeles Kings taking a look at the players, their attitudes, and the what changes in philosophy might be needed for the Kings to take the next step.
You can watch Episode 113 – LA Kings Post-Season Roundtable 2011, Part 6 below:
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Great stuff on the round table. I do think Stoll can be that 2nd line C, but only if, we can open the game up through the middle, and his line mates can step up with scoring. Wether he’s able to pick up scoring or not, the Kings are probably going to be using him there this season anyways.
He is at the age where 28 is considered prime years for an NHL player, heading into a contract year, and has improved in points from 20+, to 30+, to 40+ point seasons every year (with a 60+ season thrown in there earlier in his career). He improved in goals last season, but his linemates didn’t finnish as much, which probably held him back from improving to a 50+ point season. He is one of the top faceoff men in the league, and is close to breaking the record in consecutive shoot out goals. He plays in all situations, and is defensively responsible.
In an ideal world, he would be a perfect #3, but I believe he can be an effective #2. Of course my theory is still dependent on the Kings opening things up, and solving their offensive stagnation, by adding speed to their attack. Easier said than done, but again, love the round table stuff.
Great job guys can’t wait for next season.