“Oh my God, what if Dean gives up Simmonds for Hemsky, I don’t want to see Simmer go, aaaaagh!”

I know.

“What if we get Richards but he gives up Schenn and Richards walks in the summer aaaaagh!!!”

Surly and I understand

“What if he does nothing, we don’t improve, I want to get past the first round, aaaaagh!!!!”

We feel your pain.

“Booth, Penner, but for what? FOR WHAT I ASK? AAAAAGH!!!”

We are here to help.

Sit down. Relax. Lend me your ears.

The LA Kings are not going to win the Stanley Cup this season. Thus, any move the Kings make for a rental will not involve the core players on the roster or the top prospects. A solid talented rental will surrender pick(s) and low to mid level prospects. You won’t see Simmer go. You won’t see Schenn go. Lewis, Richardson, Teubert, Hickey, these are the types of players that are susceptible and even then, that is doubtful for someone who could walk in the summer. Dean Lombardi is not going to make the team better in the very short-term to make it worse in the mid-term.

So, sit back, relax and enjoy this ride. Let’s watch our boys cement their position in the top 8 and, addition at the deadline or not, get past the first round to hockey’s holiest pastures. GO KINGS!

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7 replies

  1. Should have read this before I commented on the previous post. I agree 100% that this is Dean-O’s position; and that it’s the right position.

    I’d rather have 4-6 good years to run at the cup starting next year than just 1-2 years now by breaking up the best young core and pipeline in the NHL.


  2. No roster players please. Kozun and Tuebert for Penner or some other high priced left winger, but even that seems expensive. If DL does make a trade, I’ll bet it makes sense. It would have made sense to stand pat also, but since we lost Sturm, and Lokti (at the same time I might add) standing pat doesn’t seem like a very smart option anymore. Richards or Penner for a sensible price would be nice since both can play the left side.

  3. If we get past the first round, ANYTHING can happen. What team have we not been able to beat this year when we played well? Shame on thee, ye with little faith in the Kingdom.

    • Here here! Quick is totally capable of stealing a series… or two or three.

    • Certainly anything can happen but if that “anything” happened I might be forced to reevaluate my fundamental concept of life, love and the universe.

      Stay the course and lets hope I have to head back to my monk’s cell for some face to face time.

  4. Dean seems to favor making no deal, versus a bad deal. I think a lot of fans don’t understand that you cannot “buy” a team, or simply make a trade that will instantly make your team a cup contender.

    The best that can be hoped for at this time of the year is a “piece” that will make the team modestly better. I thought Halperin and Modin last year helped some.

    Dean is not going to give up anything real valuable for a rental, nor should he.

    Finally, I completely concur that if a team gets past the first round anything could happen. The Kings have shown that when they are at their best, they can beat anybody. No it is not highly probable. However, the Stanley Cup is the hardest championship in all of sports to win, especially in contemporary hockey. I don’t like the term “luck”, but most everything has to be happening in your favor to win (e.g. hot goalie, passess connecting, maybe a lucky bounce or two).

    My last comment may sound so stupid it is evangelical. I have followed this team since 1972, and as we all know, they have never won. Has to happen one day…

  5. i say we get booth if we can get him for a first round pick and one of our D prospects since were stacked…he’s only 26 and had a 30 goal season he could definately grow with our team


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