My Thoughts of Free Agent Frenzy
Once again Lombardi failed to land the big free agent. (Chara, Gaborik, Kovalchuk, Richards)
Once again Lombardi failed to land any offense when there was plenty out there. (Frattin? Okay.)
And before you say, “How could we afford anyone?,” the folks in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh aren’t worried about that right now.
And before you say, “Who should he have signed….?”
Iginla – The guy got a 1.8 million base plus bonuses for ONE YEAR. The Kings couldn’t have done better? For a coach he knows? Not signing him with Penner’s cap space is a real travesty IMO.
Okay, so Clarkson was too many years and only 1 good season. I get it. 7 year deals suck and the Kings already have enough of them.
Clarke McArthur is certainly a “warrior”, and a Lombardi type of player and he only got 2 years.
But Lombardi completely failed to convince Scuderi to stay, which leads me to believe NOBODY ACTUALLY WANTS TO PLAY IN L.A. (some basketball guy named Mo Howard, who I think is one of the Three Stooges said L.A. fans are “ungrateful”)
If Lombardi is supposed to follow in Detroit’s blue print, he hasn’t done so this season. Not yet, anyway. The Kings were ousted by Chicago and Lombardi hasn’t addressed the 2 year need for extra scoring (and please don’t ask Toffoli to do it, because it didn’t work at all with Oscar Moller). and the defense got WORSE with Scuderi leaving. So what exactly is Lombardi doing to make the team BETTER? Asking his players to “be better” like he always does? Okay, okay, its only Day 1 of free agency. Maybe he’ll surprise us all and sign Brunner. LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL. Maybe Bud Holloway will sign and save us all!
Scuderi chose 4 years and Pittsburgh over Toronto and the Kings. Well, we were all right about his price. Truth be told, we got Scuderi in his prime 4 years ago and it helped the Kings win a cup and he helped the young kids as well. At least we didn’t sign a 38 year old Rob Blake to a 12 million dollar contract.
I remember hearing an interview with Jeff Schultz and he was complaining about how he had fallen out of favor with Washington. Let’s review. Boudreau benched him. Dale Hunter benched him. Adam Oates benched him. He could be a great Lombardi bargain, or he could be just another Ethan Morreau/Trent Hunter. He’s 700 grand. So what.
GOOD LUCK RICHARDSON
I’m really glad Richie got a 2 year deal from Vancouver. I’ve always liked him and it just proves that guys who play 16 games a year deserve 2 year contracts at a million each.
The best signing of the day wasn’t Alfredsson, it was Weiss who will thrive in that system. So answer me this, who is playing defense for Detroit who will now be in the much tougher east?
Is it just me or is Nathan Horton a pussy? Why would anyone voluntarily want to sign in Columbus?
They trade Cal Clutterbuck and Devon Setogucci for Matt Cooke? Um, okay.
With the first pick in the 2014 draft, the Panthers select…
With the second pick in the draft the Lightning select… Buying out Vinny to sign Fillpulla? WORST GM EVER!
Ryane Clowe makes more than Vincent Lecavalier. Is Lou Lamoriello sabotaging this team? I hope so. I hate Kovalchuck and want him to suffer even more. If Clowe is worth nearly 5 million a season for 3 goals, what’s Dustin Brown worth?
That’s all they got for Bobby Ryan? Seriously? I would trade Toffoli, Pearson and a 1st to the Senators immediately.
Matt Cooke and Raffi Torres in the same conference? Ugh.
George Parros, Travis Moen and Brandon Prust on the same team? I guess someone needs to protect the midgets.
What, nobody signed Eric Belanger?
If Ribiero’s wife was #pissedashell before, wait until she gets to the desert, deals with severe Republicans and watch as nobody shows up to the arena on a nightly basis. All for the next four years.