Even more subjective than the last post, but a kind of obvious companion to it. I did not consider anyone pre-black-silver-Chevron era, because my memory is not good enough to recall people I disliked pre-…(um)…Mikko Makela. And it wouldn’t be fair.
Again, the rules are: to qualify, you have to be, according to me, the lamest person in Kings history ever to wear a given number.
I noticed as I was compiling the list that there are really only two catagories of shame. (1) Veterans who played great for someone else and sucked for us; (2) draft picks and prospects that didn’t pan out. Seven defensemen, four goalies, 27 forwards. So you’d have to cut about 14 forwards and a couple of goalies to get down to a properly shameful squad of 22. I would cut the future Hall-of-Famers or other sorta-stars who came to LA to suck: Roenick, Ronning, Fuhr, Carter, Tocchet, Stevens, Ferarro, Parrish, Straka, Heinze. Gotta cut two more. Okay, Klima, Tambellini. And two goalies have to go. Knickle and Fuhr. Okay, so here is the full expanded roster, with the opening night line-up following:
And now, your opening night roster:
(Semchuk: healthy scratch)
Now, you can’t tell me that’s not a bad team.