Tag Archive for prospects

But That’s Not What He Said

From Kukla’s Corner, with headline boiling-down Hammond: Kings Plan to Keep Frolov This Season Rich Hammond lf [sic] LAKings Insider has a Q & A with GM Dean Lombardi, Question: If, over the next few weeks, it seems unlikely that anything will happen there (Frolov contract), does that influence what you do with him? LOMBARDI:…

Red Light District: Top 5 potential suitors for Kovalchuk

The way it looks right now, Ilya Kovalchuk will become the prize acquisition at this year’s trade deadline. With negotiations between Ilya Kovalchuk’s agent Jay Grossman and Thrashers general manager Don Waddell not going in the right direction, few people around the league are optimistic an extension will get done. If they can’t reach a…

Spector Says Brown Won’t Be Traded For All the Obvious Reasons

Dustin Brown to Atlanta as part of a deal for Kovalchuk?  Ain’t happenin’. Brown’s their captain, part of the corps of young talent around which management has rebuilt the Kings, he’s among their leading scorers and one of their best physical players, plus they’ve got him signed to an affordable $3.175 million per season for the…

Kovalchuk Musings with tons of self-serving disclaimers

The first of which is, I don’t really know if I think Kovalchuk fits in the Terry Murray system, and beyond that, I don’t know how much I care. But it’s possible he might not fit and I might care a lot. Don’t know. Second disclaimer: you might think that Kovalchuk at a $6MM cap…

Kings First Semester Grades

[NOTE: Player grades are, first of all, capricious, pretentious and stupid; second, players are graded against themselves, not against each other; i.e. a knuckle-dragger A+ doesn’t mean he’s better than a superstar with a C] Smyth: Transformed Kopitar, exceeded all expectations, then got hurt, and Kopitar turned into last year’s model. A Simmonds: After stunning…

Purcell is not making Kopitar Suck

If you are reading this you have already read the other Kings blogs and you have seen the irate comments venting all over Ted Purcell. Ted Purcell is lost. Ted Purcell falls down. Ted Purcell is not NHL calibre. Ted Purcell shouldn’t be on the first line. Ted Purcell has naked pictures of Terry Murray.…

Kings Prospects at WJC: @SLAM!Sports

GOAL OF THE GAME Brandon Kozun took a long stretch pass, but slowed down and waited for his linemates to catch up, then fed the puck cross-ice to Brayden Schenn for a pretty one-timer. HIT OF THE GAME It was a tough shift for Slovak captain Jakub Gasparovic, who got run over by Canadian D…