So Much For Perron, Are We Stuck With Penner?
The Oilers give the Blues much needed cap space and a player that’s supposed to develop into a top flight forward but so far is looking like the second coming of Lauri Tukkonen, and a 2nd round pick.
This would be the Kings equivalent of Toffoli and a 1st and I love Perron, and he’s gonna help the Oilers out a lot, but this was too rich for the Kings.
Meanwhile, teams aren’t fighting for a big man who can’t score. Penner doesn’t want to leave the beach. He likes it here. Winter in the east sucks and he’s already had enough of that in Edmonton. But can Sutter motivate his lazy ass? He hasn’t so far.
Lombardi told the Mayor that trainers said Willie Mitchell would be ready and jokingly said they promised him 80 games. if anyone, I mean ANYONE wants to bet me 100-1 odds with a 500 dollar minimum, that you believe Willie Mitchell will play 80 games in the regular season, I’ll gladly take the bet.
Maxim Kitsyn signed a 3 year deal. Brian O’Neill to a 1 year deal. Both will play in Manchester.
4 Kings filed for arbitration: Let’s break them down.
Trevor Lewis – he certainly deserves more than what Brad Richardson was making. He’ll win
Alec Martinez – based on WHAT, Alec? You never recovered from face surgery, you had a shitty year, you were a healthy scratch and lost your job to Ellerby. If he wins, he’s toast.
Jake Muzzin – half a season and he wants a raise? Prove it again, kid, then we’ll talk
Jordan Nolan – another healthy scratch and a 4th liner seeing 9 minutes a game. What the hell kind of raise is he looking for?
Karl Alzner just signed a relatively inexpensive 4 year deal. You know, the guy Lombardi passed on to take Hickey?
I would still like Brenden Morrow and his experience, grit, leadership on this team. Hell, replace Pancakes with this guy. He did have 14 points in 15 games with the Pens. Did Penner have 15 points the entire year?
Don’t know about you but I’m not sad Rob Blake’s name wasn’t called when they announced this years’ hall of fame inductees.
And can we never allow this guy into Staples, ever again please: