What is Joe Haggerty Smoking?
I want some.
“Names like Henrik Tallinder, Willie Mitchell, Dan Schultz and Mark Stuart may be there on March 5, but none of those players would displace anyone currently among the B’s top six defensemen.”
So let me get this straight, Joe. The Kings, who are already thin in banging defenseman are going to trade the Kings heart and soul d-man Willie Mitchell to Boston for a NON-1st round pick (which will likely be 26th-30th).
What are they PUTTING in the chowder?
The Kings don’t have much to trade. Linden Vey and Tanner Pearson and that’s about it. They don’t have a 2nd round pick (Robyn Regehr deal… wow, that was one expensive acquisition), but do have an extra 3rd (thank you Ben Scrivens).
I think the Kings are outbid on just about everyone and this is the team that will go into the playoffs… and get bounced in the SECOND round. Losing Scuderi was pretty big. Regehr has been solid but the Kings definitely need an upgrade over Muzzin.
Kyle Clifford has been concussed the last two playoffs and the Kings are going to need his brawn against San Jose and St Louis. I wouldn’t trade him for scoring just yet. I still love his KO of Roman Polak.
“O’Brien has another year left on his deal that pays him $2 million. GM Brian Burke has told O’Brien that he’s trying to trade him.”
O’Brien is an asshole. The Kings could use an asshole. They had a great asshole in Dan Carcillo and gave him away. He was only making 700K, so I’m not sure DL would want to take on 2 mil for a 4th line player.
FYI, the Kings are 5-9-2 since trading Carcillo. They were 15-7-4 with him in the lineup
The Ducks are going to add to their team at the deadline and I believe they’re going to make a solid pitch for Vanek. They have TWO 1st round picks (theirs and the pick they acquired from the Senators in the Bobby Ryan deal), they have a goaltender the Islanders could use in John Gibson.
Face facts folks, the Ducks are going to be a powerhouse in the playoffs.
Ondrej Pavelc, the Jets starting goaltender wasn’t even DRESSED for The Czech’s loss today. Instead, their goaltender gave up 3 goals on 10 shots and was pulled. So, you don’t think he’s gonna be pissed off when he returns to Winnipeg? He’s gonna guide them right into the playoffs.