When the Kings acquired Daniel Carcillo from the Chicago Blackhawks over the break many questioned the decision. The left wing has been the Kings short coming for quite some time now and bringing in Carcillo confused most as to if the Kings were actually trying to improve the position or just fill the hole.
It is no secret that Carcillo is known for his fists and agitating style of play more than his offensive ability, the small ability that is there. He would more than likely be used for his body, which may not make the most sense since the Kings are a big bodied, puck possession team as it is.
So it was no surprise that Carcillo was left out of the starting line-up through the Kings’ first three games. The Kings need offense and it has been that way for quite some time now. Carcillo is not an answer to that need.
However, through those games the Kings looked stale and stagnant and needed some kind of jolt coming into their game against the Senators last night.
Carcillo made his Kings debut and was placed on a line with Jeff Carter and Mike Richards, the same duo he played with during his time in Philadelphia.
Carcillo’s presence was felt, he ended the game with five hits, two penalty minutes and one blocked shot in just under 12-miuntes of playing time. He did not wow, but he also did not cause any problems for the Kings. He jumped into the corners when needed and came to the defense of Carter and Richards in post whistle scrums in front of the net several times.
So what do you think, were you happy with Carcillo’s debut, or do you think he could have done better? Make sure to vote below, let us know what you think in the comment section below and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.