Tag Archive for Dean Lombardi

Will Stoll be here for three years?

One of the advantages of signing players to cap-friendly contracts is that those contracts are tradeable assets. Would it be mean or disloyal for Lombardi to trade Stoll, say, at the trade deadline, or next summer, or anytime before his contract expires in 2015, considering that Stoll could have gotten more money signing somewhere else next week?

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“We’re the flavor of the month. Six months from now I’ll be an idiot again.” –Dean Lombardi

 

How many prospects make it? How long does it take?

Short version: Two or three out of every ten picks will turn into a viable roster player. One, maaaybe two, of those will be someone special. And it takes two or three years from the draft for the player to develop, sometimes less, sometimes more. Long version: Class of 2000 (GM Dave Taylor) Alex Frolov…

Is signing Jarret Stoll a “must-do”?

If you’re comparing Stoll to Loktionov, don’t forget that Loktionov is going to get older and better, while Stoll is going to get older and worse. I don’t think Loktionov is going to have too much trouble scoring 20+ goals a year, once he starts getting a regular shift. Do you want to see him do that on another team?

Bob McKenzie’s Bernier trade rumor

Matthew Barry :: McKenzie: “I Think Tampa Will Trade For Jonathan Bernier”. Well, God said it in a tweet, so there must be SOME sort of speculation, right? Fans are offering Brett Connolly and maybe one of Tampa’s 1st round picks for JB and Muzzin? Or Loktionov (if Stoll is re-signed as expected)? There’s just…

What explains the Kings’ turnaround?

Derek Zona of www.coppernblue.com tweeted last night that he didn’t know who was responsible for the Kings’ recent success. His candidates were Darryl Sutter, Jeff Carter, Jack Johnson and variance. Variance, I imagine, is another way of saying, “just because this is happening doesn’t mean it’s likely ever to happen again.” Or, “if you stick…

Gagne Plays Tonight!

I guess he’ll play on the fourth line and get some power play time? I don’t think Lombardi or Sutter would use Gagne if it was a risky move. Unlike past Kings teams, this one is operating from a position of strength. I’m excited to see him play. And happy for him, too. BREAKING: Simon…