Mike Richards is Not a Happy Camper
21 games – no goals.
Who does Mike Richards think he is, Anze Kopitar of last season?
So what’s the problem?
Not playing with Carter?
Playing with slugs like Matt Frattin who couldn’t bury a puck if Dan Cloutier was in net or Tyler Toffoli who is colder than Frosty the Snowman?
3 assists in the past 14 games since being moved from Carter’s line.
And then people wonder why he’s not happy with Sutter.
Is Sutter punishing him for taking off games? Maybe.
Is Sutter trying to send a message to his assistant captain?
Knowing Sutter, no.
But ZERO GOALS IN 21 games?
That’s not a 5.75 million dollar player at all (actually 7.6 million is SALARY)
If the Kings and Winnipeg are going to deal with each other (which they will), you can be damn sure that Winnipeg will want Martin Jones
If the Kings and Buffalo are going to deal with each other (which they will), you can be damn sure that Buffalo will want Martin Jones
They may end up with the equally impressive (ha) Ben Scrivens if of course they can re-sign him (cheaply I imagine) – Scrivens has got to be having an absolutely miserable season. He was a co-starter last year in Toronto, winds up as Quick’s back-up, and when Quick gets hurt, is supplanted by a rookie with no NHL experience.
I think Andrew Ladd winds up with the Kings. Lombardi profile all the way. Warrior. Playoff experience. Signed for 2 more years at 4.4 with a limited NTC and he’s the much needed 2nd line left winger the Kings so desperately need. In his prime. Won’t suffer too much in Sutter’s “system” and it keeps Toffoli on the 3rd line where he belongs.
Would you trade Jones for Ladd?
Keaton Ellerby has 2 goals and 3 assists since being dealt to Winnipeg. But is a surprising +6
“Bud” Holloway continues to have a miserable season with just 7 goals and 19 assists in 39 games following last seasons’ 20 and 51 in 55. His teammate Oscar Moller isn’t doing much better with 12 goals and 12 assists in 32 games.
Kings 7th round draft choice Dominik Kubalik was traded from the Sudbury Wolves along with two 2nd round draft picks for some former 1st round Dallas draft pick.
4th rounder Justin Auger is stinking up the joint in Guelph while the 6th round DEFENSIVE pick Zac Leslie has nearly TRIPLED Justin’s stats.
Nikolay Prokhorkin leads the CKSA Moscow team with 16 goals and 14 assists. Meanwhile, his teammate Alexander Fro-Loaf has 3 goals and 3 assists in 19 games.
I know absolutely nothing.
“The Great Beauty” won best Foreign Film tonight at the Golden Globes. I saw it this weekend in Palm Springs and lasted an hour before I couldn’t take it anymore. What has this world come to? 93% of critics loved it and it’s about ABSOLUTELY NOTHING.
What’s wrong with me?