Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 10/17/14
The Los Angeles Kings piddled through the first one-sixth of this abbreviated season, leaving fans to wonder just how interested they are in defending their Stanley Cup.They looked like a mess during their 7-4 loss to the Anaheim Ducks. They allowed two (Jonathan) Quick goals necessitating a change in the net. Alas, things did not improve on Jonathan Bernier’s watch. The Kings made one defensive blunder after another to facilitate the Ducks' route.The Kings (2-3-2) sank to 14th place in the Western Conference. Only the aging Calgary Flames have earned fewer points this season.What’s wrong with these guys?“We’ve let ourselves down and shot ourselves in the foot by poor defensive play,” winger Justin Williams told the LA Kings Insider. “Right at the start of the game – for whatever reason we’ve been having tough times starting games – we’ve been getting behind early and trying to battle back. Once we do get back, we seem to just relax a little bit. We’re a much better team than we’re
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