Evander Kane/Dan Girardi
Years ago Dean Lombardi made a strong pitch for Phil Kessel, who at the time was considered, “odd,” “weird,” “outcast” and judging by a) being picked LAST in the All Star game and b) staying home and playing video games with Tyler Bozak instead of chasing pussy, the label seems to be justified. But Lombardi said, “a locker room can handle ONE of these types of guys.” He said this after trading Sean Avery, by the way.
Brian Burke severely outbid Lombardi for the Boston winger’s services.
Rumors abound that the Kings are one of three teams calling about Evander Kane.
Has he worn out his welcome in Winnipeg? Is he simply another Tyler Seguin? All talent but a head case off the ice (see pic… hey! must be the money!)? Is Tyler Seguin leading Dallas into the playoffs? Is Boston better or worse without him?
The truth of the matter is, Evander Kane really isn’t that great!
Oh yes, I know, he’s scored 30 goals in Winnipeg once and 17 goals in 48 games last season isn’t really overwhelming, but he’s played for shit teams his entire career. Imagine what would happen to those numbers playing in Sutters’ suffocating defensive system? See: Mike Richards and HIS declining numbers.
And to acquire a talent like Kane do you give up Toffoli in a package (and its gonna take a whopper of a package)? I don’t. What exactly do the Kings have to offer that Winnipeg would actually accept? (If you even MENTION Trevor Lewis, I will edit the shit out of your reply)
Why break up the team?
He makes 5.25 million dollars a year.
He’s most assuredly NOT a Lombardi type player.
So, if Lombardi is going to make a deal, who would it be for?
Boyd Gordon? Faceoff specialist?
Steve Ott? A total Lombardi type of player and much better upgrade over Fraser
Still no takers for Simon Gagne? Anyone? Buffalo? Edmonton? Nobody? I guess when you bad mouth your former employers (Kings), future employers might be a little hesitant to HIRE you. Dumbass.
Did Dan Carcillo thank the Kings fans on Twitter? I didn’t see anything.
This morning Larry Brooks of the NY Post suggests the Rangers call the Kings (and Ducks) about free agent to be D-man Dan Girardi, the price tag being TWO prospects and a draft pick. Considering the Kings paid a Kings ransom (pun intended) for Robyn Regehr what REASONABLE two players and what pick are you willing to trade?
Dustin Hurt Luongo! Remember when Dustin Brown scored a goal and plowed into Luongo? Luongo missed last nights game against the Ducks and the Canucks had to sign some 43 year old beer league dude as back-up.