Here’s the Problem Lombardi Faces
When Lombardi first took over as Kings GM, he made an offer to Zdeno Chara that he couldn’t refuse.
He refused. Even Marlon Brando was pissed.
Lombardi then went after Phil Kessel whom admittedly at the time was about as welcome in a locker room as a skunk fart. “We can always survive having ONE of these types of guys in the locker room” he told season ticket holders.
He was outbid badly by Brian Burke who severely overpaid and helped the Bruins win a Stanley Cup.
Lombardi was outbid by his good friend Lou Lamoriello for the services of Ilya Kovalchuk. Had he signed with the Kings, he would have won a Stanley Cup, enjoyed the sunshine and pussy in California instead of the cold and bridge trolls in Newark and never would have left for Russia.
Lombardi and Lie-weekly and everyone and their mother flew to Toronto to try and talk Brad Richards into signing with the Kings.
He went to Madison Avenue where he was a bigger bust than Sean Avery.
So when Lombardi is calling about McDonald, or Miller, or Ott, or Vanish, or Cammalleri, or any other dogshit player he thinks will be better than Matt Frattin, there are at LEAST 24 other teams that will be using that leverage against the Kings.
It’s simple business in a very delicious sellers market.
I mean, seriously, you’re not gonna give up a first round draft pick for Steve fucking Ott are you?
Nashville gave up a 1st round pick for Paul Gaustead.
This trade deadline is going to be insanity. Pure insanity. There’s only six teams that are out of it (Nashville, Calgary, Edmonton, Buffalo, Florida, Islanders) and Nashville is stupid to even THINK they have a shot. They should be selling like it was Enron stock.
That’s 24 teams vying for the likes of Sean Bergenheim.
Will Lombardi strike first? Who is he targeting as a “right fit?” How was Matt Frattin a “right fit?” Because he skated faster than Craig Johnson?
Lombardi owes it to the fans to get something better for the absolutely inept 3rd and 4th lines who score about as often as a stripper at a eunuch convention.
I’m still holding out hope for a blockbuster Buffalo/Kings deal. But hey, hope is something alien worshipers do.
Two days and no trades. What’s this world coming to?