LA Kings: Three players who disappointed in 2019-2020 season

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3. Jonathan Quick*

October was a month to forget for Jonathan Quick. He had two terrible outings against Vancouver, allowing eight goals, which raises the question of why he wasn’t pulled after half that number. In their second matchup, he allowed five goals and happened to be back-to-back starts in which he allowed five goals.

Quick recorded a .858 save percentage and a 4.55 GAA, and I use the asterisk above because once the calendar flipped to November and beyond, the 34-year-old netminder had a pretty solid year. Quick’s poor start may have been a blessing disguise because then maybe the organization doesn’t give Jack Campbell more starts in net, and maybe they don’t package him to Toronto for a quality return.

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The Kings third overall pick in the 2005 NHL Draft has likely seen his best days fade away. He was a staple for LA’s two Stanley Cup runs, including an astounding a .946 save percentage and 1.41 GAA during the 2012 Cup run. These days, many of the rumors surrounding Quick involve him being selected by Seattle in the expansion draft, but we previously discussed that’s not likely to happen.

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Expect the Kings to split starts next year between Quick and Calvin Petersen, who was just beginning to see regular starts in net before the COVID-19 shutdown.