Who’s better: this year’s Kings, or the 2012 cup winners? [POLL]

You be the judge.

Kings 2012 Cup Roster

Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams

Dustin Penner – Jeff Carter – Mike Richards

Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis

Kyle Clifford – Colin Fraser – Jordan Nolan

(Brad Richardson, Kevin Westgarth,

Andrei Loktionov, Simon Gagne, Scott Parse)

Rob Scuderi – Drew Doughty

Willie Mitchell – Slava Voynov

Alec Martinez – Matt Greene

(Davis Drewiske)

Jonathan Quick

(Jonathan Bernier)

Kings 2014 Roster

Marian Gaborik – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams

Tanner Pearson – Jeff Carter – Tyler Toffoli

Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Dustin Brown

Kyle Clifford – Mike Richards – Trevor Lewis

(Jordan Nolan,

Linden Vey)

Robyn Regehr - Drew Doughty

Willie Mitchell – Slava Voynov

Jake Muzzin – Matt Greene

(Alec Martinez, Andrew Campbell)

Jonathan Quick

(Martin Jones)

Apples to apples

  • Dustin Penner out, Marian Gaborik in.
  • Colin Fraser and Brad Richardson out, Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson in.
  • Rob Scuderi out, Robyn Regehr in.
  • Davis Drewiske out, Jake Muzzin in.
  • Jonathan Bernier out, Martin Jones in.
  • Loktionov out, Vey in.
  • Gagne, Westgarth out.

Players lost or forgotten


Ethan Moreau

Trent Hunter


Matt Frattin

Daniel Carcillo

Colin Fraser

Traded during the season


Jack Johnson


Ben Scrivens


  4 comments for “Who’s better: this year’s Kings, or the 2012 cup winners? [POLL]

  1. April 15, 2014 at 1:26 AM

    I have to say, Quisp, that you have framed the comparison astutely and based on that, it seems pretty clear to me that this year’s model has the advantage. With the notable exception of Scuderi v. Regehr, the 2014 version wins just about all of your apples-to-apples comparison. I like what Gaborik brings to the top line, and Toffoli and Pearson are coming along nicely. To my mind, the question is, will any or all of those three come up as big in the playoffs as Penner did?

    Overall, the main question in my mind is, given the anticipated physicality and intensity of the Sharks series, how busy will the stretcher-bearers be, and will there be any survivors left on either team at the end?

  2. Token
    April 15, 2014 at 5:18 AM

    2012 Playoffs: Brown – 20 games, 20 points, raises The Cup.

    2014 Brown – 79 games, 27 points …

    Depends on which Brown shows up.

  3. USHA#17
    April 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

    Would say the difference is experience. Pearson will be fine. Toffoli is a question which in essence is Penner’s spot (whose experience and big body made quite a difference) Vey doesn’t have much time in. Scuderi over Regher (through two years passed since…) MItchell, who knows? Plus I like the way Richardson was able to step in against the Sharks three years ago…missed that corner by inches.

  4. toughd
    April 17, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Kings 2014 Roster
    Marian Gaborik – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
    Dwight King – Mike Richards – Jeff Carter
    Tyler Toffoli – Jarret Stoll – Dustin Brown
    Kyle Clifford – Trevor Lewis – Jordan Nolan
    Jake Muzzin – Drew Doughty
    Robyn Regehr – Slava Voynov
    Willie Mitchell – Alec Martinez
    (Matt Greene, Andrew Campbell)
    Jonathan Quick
    (Martin Jones)

    Forwards: We replaced Penner, Fraser with Gaborik, Toffoli resulting in more depth throughout the lineup, more offense, bout the same defense. Miss richardson as the backup though

    Defense: Replaced Scuds, Greene with Muzzin, Regehr resulting in way more offense, BETTER defense [think about it, Muzz is not the greatest defensively, we won the Jennings, Regehr RULES!] The bad, no greene means slava on the pk = weaker pk

    We should be a better team but some pieces need to start trending upwards again

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