Trades that Mattered

  • 6/24/2006 — Lombardi trades Pavol Demitra for Patrick O’Sullivan and the Wild’s 1st round pick, which Lombardi uses to select Trevor Lewis.
  • 9/30/2006 — Lombardi trades two of my favorite Kings, Eric Belanger and Tim Gleason, to Carolina for the rights to Jack Johnson.
  • 1/29/2007 — Lombardi trades Craig Conroy to Calgary for Jamie Lundmark and a fourth round pick which in a few months Lombardi will use to select Dwight King.
  • 2/26/2007 — Lombardi trades Brent Sopel to Vancouver for picks. One of those picks, a 2nd rounder, is used to select Wayne Simmonds.
  • 6/23/2007 — Lombardi trades up to select Alec Martinez in the 4th round.
  • 6/30/2008 — Lombardi trades Lubomir Visnovsky to Edmonton for Matt Greene and Jarret Stoll.
  • 3/4/2009 — Lombardi trades Patrick O’Sullivan, in a three team trade with Carolina and Edmonton, for Justin Williams.
  • 6/26/10 — Lombardi trades up to select Tyler Toffoli in the 2nd round.
  • 6/23/2011 — Lombardi trades Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn to the Flyers for Mike Richards.
  • 2/23/2012 — Lombardi trades Jack Johnson to Columbus for Jeff Carter.
  • 6/23/2013 — Lombardi trades Jonathan Bernier to Toronto for Ben Scrivens, Matt Frattin and picks.
  • 3/5/2014 — Lombardi trades Matt Frattin and two picks (one conditional) to Columbus for Marian Gaborik. The condition was a 3rd round pick if the Kings resign Gaborik or win the first round this year. They’ve done one and I assume will do the other. Oh, and Columbus retained half Gaborik’s salary.

  8 comments for “Trades that Mattered

  1. Token
    June 2, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Quisp Lives! Miss you lots.

    8. Lombardi buys-out Richards with a compliance buyout Summer 2014.

    • June 2, 2014 at 11:13 AM

      Or trades Brown.

      • Token
        June 2, 2014 at 11:33 AM

        LOL, he is overdue!

    • toughd
      June 11, 2014 at 8:16 AM

      8. How bout Lombardi trades Richards for Kessler?

      Even if we win the cup, the blues and hawks (both as good/better) and the rest of the west for that matter will improve…we cannot stand pat.

      Yup, brownie making too much next season.

      • June 14, 2014 at 12:59 PM

        I would not take it as a given that the main conference rivals will improve significantly.

        Chicago is close to the cap with 19 players signed. Even with the cap going up and rolling off Handzus’ contract, they will not have room for significant UFA signings, and if they trade they’ll have to swap value-for-value because they can’t add much cap weight. Plus, Kane and Toews will be extended this summer — I’ve heard it will take $8 mil/year each or more. That’s going to cut into their flexibility going forward. At least, the Kings are in no worse position and probably better.

        St. Louis’ Miller experiment failed badly and they’ve staked themselves to Elliott. Plus, they gave away Stewart for nothing. Classic trade deadline gamble that rolled snake eyes. They may be as good next year, but it will be hard for them to improve significantly.

        San Jose seems to be in a state of existential crisis, and I think it will get worse for them before it gets better. Funny how losing in the first round to the Kings does that to you (right, Vancouver?).

        The Ducks’ youth movement may improve them next year, but it could also just easily go the way of Edmonton’s. I’m assuming that Hiller will be allowed to leave and they’ll bank on two relatively unproven goalies (even if one of them is the greatest goalie in the world, per Darryl Sutter).

        • toughd
          June 15, 2014 at 7:15 PM

          Chicago can improve. Kane and Toews are signed thru next season, so even if extended won’t affect the cap next year. And being the former champs, Chicago is an attractive destination.

          St Louis, if they decide to spend the $, will be as good or possibly even better. The goalie situation needs to be resolved…but there is some excellent quality out there (Hiller, Miller, etc…)

          And then you’ve got Anaheim, Minnesota, Dallas, even Phoenix. Amazing Colorado may even spend some $ and is definitely a team to watch. Seriously, it could take 100 pts to qualify for the playoffs next season…

        • toughd
          June 15, 2014 at 7:23 PM

          Just wanted to add…my pre-playoff picks were in order:
          1) St Louis
          2) Chicago
          3) Los Angeles

          So even if the Blues and Hawks ice the same team next season (and they won’t), it will be another herculean struggle against either of those guys…

  2. Toughd
    June 11, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    How bout “Trades That Sucked!”

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