O’Sullivan is the worst defensive player on the Oilers right now – Cult of Hockey

Patrick O’Sullivan plays the easiest of defensive positions, the wing, and yet he leads the team in defensive errors. This guy is leaking goals. Now, I’ve had a few folks tell me I’m too hard on him, and I should be patient, he’ll start scoring.

Let me make this clear — I’m not so worried about his lack of production. I’m sure he’ll score more (especially if he’s again put on a line with Anze Kopitar).

But this leaking of goals against, it has to do with a lack of effort, a lack of hockey acumen, a lack of fight, and it’s got to stop, and I won’t be letting up on Mr. O’Sullivan until he picks it up in this regard.

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  5 comments for “O’Sullivan is the worst defensive player on the Oilers right now – Cult of Hockey

  1. Mike
    December 1, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    Why are you obsessed with O’Sullivan? He’s gone, let it go. We got what we wanted and Edmonton got what they wanted.

  2. quisp
    December 1, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Think of it like this: when I’m reading other people’s blogs, and I read something I think is interesting, I select it and hit a button and it appears here as a “post.” That was the original purpose of this blog: a “bottom drawer” of things I came upon while bouncing from site to site looking for good hockey writing or tid-bits about the Kings. So that I could actually FIND the thing when I wanted to look at it again. And, since I comment frequently on other Kings blogs (99% of said comments are on Rich Hammond’s blog), it made sense for me to make my “clippings” available in one place to other like-minded people (or people I’m arguing with), since I found myself always referring to them anyway. Rather than cut/paste a link in the comments section of someone else’s blog, and also save it myself somewhere and never be able to remember where I put it, it occurred to me to kill two birds with one stone. One stop shopping.

    When I post several quotes from other team’s blogs on one topic, whether it’s past-Kings players or cap-issues or whatever, it’s because I find it interesting what fans of other teams think about the Kings team, about Kings players, about ex-Kings players now playing in a different sweater. This is precisely the kind of information that the internet and the so-called blogosphere provide easily and it’s something that — for example — when I was growing up we would never have access to.

    I’m not actually advocating for or against Patrick O’Sullivan. In fact, I was a big fan of his when he was a King, and I’m rooting for him now. If the Edmonton blogs were singing his praises, I would be cut/pasting that instead, just as I passed along posts about Quincey, Visnovsky, Cammalleri, Blake, Cloutier, Bylsma, Allison, Boyle, Moulson, Tukonen, Aulin, Roenick, LaBarbera, et al. These days, the news about POS is largely negative.

    The other thing to keep in mind is that I try not to duplicate anything someone else is already doing. I basically assume that anyone who bothers to visit this site already reads the other bigger, more venerable Kings blogs. I try to be additive. I just said the other day that this blog is basically a barnacle on the hull (although maybe I said “ass”) of other blogs. For whatever reason, I seem to be paying more attention to the blogs of other teams than my Kings brethren, so linking to those posts is something I can actually add to the conversation.

  3. December 1, 2009 at 1:18 PM

    See how it all makes sense Mike? Quisp isn’t obsessed with Sully alone. He’s obsessed with anything and everything Kings related and then organizes it in a way that all of us get to enjoy (or not). Think of him as Data from Star Trek and then it will all become clear. Thank you Data!

  4. Mike
    December 1, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Sorry, it just seemed you were having a series of anti-Anthony moments.

    • quisp
      December 1, 2009 at 1:37 PM

      That makes sense. However, I’m not really anti-Anthony either. To alter the famous quote, “if Anthony didn’t exist, we would have to create him.”

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