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Fraser: Abundance of depth links Kings with 2010 Blackhawks

Jun 1, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

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Colin Fraser isn’t a star player by any stretch of the imagination, but he is a solid depth forward. As much as you need your stars to lead you in the postseason, they can’t carry a team all the way to the Stanley Cup finals on their own.

When talking about the similarities between the Los Angeles Kings and the team Fraser won the Stanley Cup with, the 2009-10 Chicago Blackhawks, it’s not surprising that he put an emphasis on both of those squads’ depth.

“Both teams had a lot of depth. Me and (Adam) Burish were sitting out the last game of the year in Chicago, and now we’re regulars on our (respective) teams,” Fraser said. “You need depth, because when guys get hurt or aren’t pulling their weight or whatever, someone else needs to step in.”

When Chicago had cap problems following their Stanley Cup run, they decided to keep their core intact, but shed several of their support players. They have lost in the first round of the playoffs in their subsequent two campaigns.

When Fraser scored in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals, it was just another example of how deep this Kings team really is. Every forward that has played at least 10 games in the 2012 playoffs has found the back of the net at least once during the postseason. Naturally, the same is true of their opponent, the New Jersey Devils.

  1. sharksfan754 - Jun 1, 2012 at 10:27 PM

    The 2010 Blackhawks had a lot more talent/depth on their roster than the 2012 kings. Not trying to knock on the kings though as they’ve steamrolled their way through the playoffs.

    • blomfeld - Jun 1, 2012 at 11:00 PM

      *** just yesterday at a sporting goods store ***

      store clerk: hello sir, how may I help you ?

      sharksfan754: hi asshole, I’d like to purchase a Shark’s dress …

      store clerk: well, here we have some very nice ones in “Robin’s Egg” blue …

      sharksfan754: oh my, those are fabulous ! … and your pricing is just totally decadent !

      store clerk: indeed … would you like to try that Shark’s dress on ?

      sharksfan754: do fish like water ? … so which way to the changing room then ?

      store clerk: guards ! … kindly show this man the way to the changing room, “head first” !

      sharksfan754: hey man ! … what’s going on here ?

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      • sharksfan754 - Jun 1, 2012 at 11:37 PM

        No video? Im disappointed in you blomfeld

      • blomfeld - Jun 2, 2012 at 12:58 AM

        *** special video selection for sharksfan754 *** :)

  2. jpat2424 - Jun 1, 2012 at 11:12 PM

    He was a great role player on the hawks. Good luck frazzle!!!

  3. vindicatus - Jun 2, 2012 at 12:42 AM

    Blomfeld has nothing better to do on a Friday night? He’s like the West Coast version of GenoPringles only with crappy YouTube videos.

    (As for me, I don’t have anything better to do. I’m on the night shift tonight.)

    Kings in 1. Where’s the parade?

    • blomfeld - Jun 2, 2012 at 1:16 AM

      *** probably tomorrow at a “no nonsense” bar somewhere ***

      vindicatus: hey asshole … you sell drinks here ?

      bartender: reckon we do friend …

      vindicatus: well then gimme one ! … I’ll have a “Crosby” … and leave the bottle !

      bartender: one “Crosby” it is … enjoy friend ….

      vindicatus: whew ! … that sure is one “fine” drink eh ?

      bartender: it’s actually garbage you idiot ! … and to be honest, so are you !

      vindicatus: say what ? … look buddy, are you nuts or something ?

      bartender: yes I am … Cashews to be exact … KAPOW ! … KABOOM ! … KAZAM !

  4. vindicatus - Jun 2, 2012 at 1:09 AM

    The other important difference between the Blackhawks and the Kings? The Blackhawks have actually won a Stanley Cup. These Kings haven’t won a damn thing yet, contrary to watch the media would have you think.

  5. vindicatus - Jun 2, 2012 at 1:25 AM

    Oh wow, my post warranted not only a video reply but a schizophrenic story to go with it. That’s great.

    Let’s go, Devils!!!!

  6. highlander24 - Jun 2, 2012 at 2:12 AM

    GO KINGS GO!!!

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