I believe Teddy Purcell will have an NHL career…

…but, barring inj*** to a roster forward, I would be surprised if he plays another game for the Kings. It’s not really that the Kings are 3-0 since he’s been a healthy scratch. Or that two of those wins were against two of the best teams in the league. Or that team offense has leapt from 7 goals in the previous four losses to 13 goals in the last three wins. It’s the emergence of Parse, Segal and Richardson, and the reemergence of Moller. I can’t imagine any of those four losing his spot to Purcell. He’s cheap and it makes sense to keep him around just in case someone gets the lower/upper body bug. But it seems like he’s basically doomed.

 
  • DougS

    As someone who has stood up for Purcell, I hate to admit the truth in what you say here. But at least it’s because of a numbers game thing, in that the Kings have so many effective forwards right now that there just isn’t room for him. Maybe Lombardi will find him a good home at the deadline and get something in return.

  • chris s

    As i can see you know nothing about up coming players in the NHL with his 2 was contract Purcell was given time to tear it up in the AHL and was awarded MVP of the league and the 1st star of the all star game he is just settling in to the NHL getting his feel for it. put on the powerplay he ripp it up no one can do good with less then 8 minutes of ice time and with that he manages to pop a few in, given the time and right lines Teddy has the skill to one of the top 3 players on the kings with status.

  • quisp

    You’ll notice however that I didn’t say anything about Purcell’s abilities one way or another. If you were familiar with this blog (no reason why you should be) you would know I like Purcell and have been a big supporter of his for a long time. However, I stick by what I said here. I don’t see how he gets back in the line-up, barring injury.

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