Danny Briere! Do it Deano!
Lombardi always talked about the Kings “identity.”
Players have always said they could give a shit about it.
What’s Chicago’s “identity?” What’s Boston’s “Identity”? Tough to play against? The Kings used THAT logo years ago.
So what is the Kings “identity” going forward?
Mix and match?
Some are tough while others are soft but skilled?
United Colors of Benetton?
I think its safe to assume things are gonna change in LaLa land. I can only imagine the arguments Lombardi is having with Hextall on how to toughen up the team even more (and it ain’t with Toffoli and Vey). They don’t have Tim Lie-weekly pressuring them to sign Kovalchuk either… or Nagy or Calder.
Maybe Lombardi would love to sign an oft-concussed scoring winger/center (yeah, another one) in Danny Briere after the Flyers buy him out. Lombardi just loves acquiring injured players who can make a difference (Handzus, McAuley, Stoll, etc) I mean, after all, we did win the cup with ex-Flyers and when the Kings traded Simon Gagne back to the Flyers, they seemed to lose their “identity” – Flyers West.
Yes, the ONLY way the Kings solve their scoring woes is to reunite Briere with Carter and Richards! I know, I know, you would rather have Toffoli. Let the kid develop and when Briere is injured (which he will be) he’s bumped up to the Carter/Richards line.
He’s like Penner in the playoffs only better – He’ll be cheaper than a Charlie Sheen hooker so why not take a chance? It’s not like he won’t have any MONEY!
Cheaper than Iginla!