Tag Archive for Mike Richards

Subtract Brown and Stoll; add Richards

Deal Dustin Brown, whose value, no matter how far it’s fallen, is still higher “out there” than in reality, for a suitable replacement for Slava Voynov. Deal Stoll for a veteran Willie Mitchell replacement. Recall Mike Richards, whose numbers at this shitty low ebb for him are still as good as Brown’s, and give him better…

Why didn’t Lombardi waive Dustin Brown?

This is a serious question. Dustin Brown’s numbers are just as bad as Mike Richards’s. Brown also has a long contract with a big cap hit. Brown is also on the downward slope of the productivity curve. I’m not prepared to write a gigantic post on all the many reasons why Richards and not Brown.…

Phaneuf for Richards? I would not be at all surprised

Los Angeles Kings: On a recent episode of Hockey Night in Canada, Friedman suggested a Phaneuf for Mike Richards swap would make sense for all parties involved. Know what? Friedge ain’t wrong. Both men are on long-term deals with high cap hits attached, and it feels as though the 2004 world junior teammates could both…

I bet there’s a trade coming

Lombardi opts not to buy out Mike Richards. People are taking this as a vote of confidence, a nod to loyalty, etc., and maybe it is. But it’s also possible Lombardi is just preserving assets he believes he can deal. This doesn’t necessarily mean Richards is the one he will trade. There are other worthy…

Get Yer LA Kings Cumulative Stanley Cup Stats, 2012 + 2014

Some observations: 12 players played in all 46 games (11 skaters and Jonathan Quick). 16 players played in both 2012 and 2014 (15 skaters and Quick). 14 players played/dressed in only one of the two years (12 skaters, Jonathan Bernier and Martin Jones). At even strength, only Marian Gaborik has a higher goals-per-game than Tyler…

Tyler Toffoli can’t play LW, we’ve been told…

…but he’s NHL-ready, and a pure sniper. Oh, and the Kings need goals. The problem is, there’s no room for him. Because the Kings have three top-six centers (Anze Kopitar, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter), one of whom has been converted to RW (Carter). Dustin Brown and Justin Williams are natural RWs. Brown goes left so…

My favorite 25 Kings under 25

I was asked to contribute my own list to the Top 25 Under 25 feature now running over at Jewels from the Crown. Every time they post a new name (25, 24, 23…), I have to go check my own list to see what I said about so-and-so. To make that task easier on me…

Flyer Quota Intact – Lombardi acquires Daniel Carcillo

Yesterday, Ron Hextall left for the Kings’ East Coast Affiliate. Today, Dean Lombardi traded a conditional 5th round pick for ex-Flyer Daniel Carcillo, maintaining the Philly West population at seven (Carcillo, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Justin Williams, Colin Fraser, John Stevens, and Lombardi). I’ll leave it to someone else to point out that Lombardi seems…