Trade For Miller, Trade Quick?
You’ve thought it too, don’t lie.
Lombardi doesn’t like long term deals (see: Lubomir Visnovsky/Jack Johnson) but currently has Mike Richards and Jeff Carter signed until a cure for the common cold is actually discovered (or released, depending on which conspiracy theory websites you subscribe to).
Jonathan Quick hasn’t been on his game for two years. In the regular season, that is. In the playoffs, he’s lights out. He’s money. Or has Quick simply been a product of Darryl Sutter and John Steven’s immensely successful defensive system? Is Jonathan Bernier any better facing 50 shots a night in Toronto? Are Ben Scrivens and Martin Jones really THAT GOOD?
So what if Quick isn’t healed or gets hurt again before the trade deadline. Lombardi and the Kings are not going to go into the playoffs with Scrivens and Jones (well, maybe now that Tim Lie-weekly isn’t around anymore to bust Lombardi’s balls, they may just stick with the tandem to see if they “grow”) –
Quick was the goaltender who blew a 4-0 lead to the Sharks several seasons ago. He learned. So did the defense. Under a new coach of course.
But would sending a 1st round pick and a prospect (put Kozun out of his Manchester misery already) be enough to grab the elite goaltender? Wouldn’t it be nice for him to win a Stanley Cup?
Imagine the haul the Kings could get for Quick. A proven grinding left winger. Prospects. 1st round draft picks.
Would they dare trade Taylor Hall straight up?