Scrivens Traded to Oilers! Vey, Jones Recalled
The Professor has been fired!
First the Kings recalled Linden Vey from Manchester and a few hours later traded Ben Scrivens to the Oilers for a 3rd round pick after the Oilers traded Devin Dubnyk to Nashville earlier in the day.
A 3rd round pick for a free agent to be to a team that has absolutely no shot at the playoffs? Highway ROBBERY by Lombardi!
And the domino’s will start to fall
So what would Kings fans think of yet ANOTHER former Flyer joining the team?
Eklund swears its 2 for 2. It’s not Pacioretti (wishful thinking). I’m thinking it’s Rene Bourque who has severely underachieved in Montreal but whom Sutter is familiar with. He has a 3.33 cap hit for the next 2 years (reasonable) and Briere only has 1 year left at 4. Salary would have to go back to Montreal (too bad Greener is concussed), so I’m not exactly sure what the Kings would actually send.
I know Lombardi loves Travis Moen.
As long as they’re not brining Davis Drewiske back
Where there’s smoke…
There’s a new GM in Buffalo and he’s already spoken to Lombardi.
“He’s listening and weighing all options” I’ve been told by an unreliable source.
The player the Kings covet is Jonathan Quick’s brother-in-law Matt Moulson whom Lombardi let go years ago because he thought he sucked, the same way he thought Brian Boyle sucked and Teddy Purcell sucked.
Asking price? Since the Kings would have to clear some cap space to make room for Moulson, my guess would be to send Kyle Clifford and possibly Martin Jones for the UFA to be. It’s likely Moulson would want to STAY in L.A… unless of course he doesn’t LIKE his brother-in-law.
However, there will be several suitors for Moulson, most notably our neighbors up north who have high draft picks to dangle.
I imagine Buffalo would want to reunite Jordan with his father but I’m not sure Lombardi would be willing to part with his grit, brawn and great hair.
Wouldn’t it be nice if Buffalo “threw in” John Scott and then he could do something stupid like beat up the entire Vancouver team on March 5th.
Blame it on Toffoli! The Kings have scored 2 goals or fewer in 8 of their last 10 games and it’s all Tyler’s fault! LOL – He was Tyler sent to Manchester – not a surprise as he’s been choking like a Tijuana hooker lately – Does this mean a move is coming? See above. (My buddy Dave says the Kings like Gaborik too – I’m inclined to disagree but Lombardi DID try and sign him when he left Minnesota.)
Maybe they just want him to get some major playing time during the Olympic break. Look for a few more moves like this in the near future.
Tomorrow is the 15th – that mean’s PAYDAY so I’m guessing teams will WAIT until the 16th to start making deals.
Matt Greene is like that pick-up truck you just love and can’t get rid of. It’s been beaten, abused, smashed up and on its last legs… it’s time for a new truck. Thank you for your years of excellent service.
For as much as I bitch about Lombardi letting Moulson and Purcell go for nothing, ask yourself this: How many playoff games have these two been involved in? In 4 seasons with the Islanders, Moulson has a total of SIX playoff games. He won’t make the playoffs THIS year either unless he’s traded. Purcell, in 4 years had ONE year on the playoffs where he played in 18 games and had an excellent run with 6 goals and 11 assists.
The Kings have 8 shutouts this season. In 28 wins. Meaning every 3rd or 4th game is going to be a blanking! Nice!
The Kings have 6 players with 20 or more points