Let’s Visit Rory Boylen Of The Hockey News

Here is the THN article on the winners and losers of free agency.

Here is his quote on the Kings.


Los Angeles Kings
A year after missing out on Ilya Kovalchuk, the Kings were once more passed over by the season’s biggest free agent. That may be a good thing, given the immense dollars and nonsense invested in the deals, but the fact remains the on-the-cusp Kings had to settle yet again.

Simon Gagne was a very good player until injuries and concussions slowed him down and he would have been a good pickup for someone if they could have got him for a reclamation player’s contract, but a $3.5-million cap hit for two years is too high for my taste. If being in Philadelphia and Tampa Bay didn’t help get him on track, what is to suggest L.A. will be different? This deal will also handcuff any other big splashes the Kings try to make this season and next summer.

Here is the comment I posted on his article:

Did you seriously just mention the LA Kings as a “loser” in free agency and completely miss the fact they acquired Mike Richards in a trade?

Tell me please you were on drugs, had just suffered a serious concussion when your partner lifted his knee at the wrong time or are otherwise a moron. Come up with something that justifies that neglect. Did you know the LA Kings acquired Mike Richards? Do you follow much hockey? On a different note, regarding Gagne and the “handcuff” to which you refer, are you aware that the Kings currently have $12.5 million dollars in cap space and will have an additional $13 million coming off the books by the end of the season?

Look, I don’t mind you having an opinion, but Jesus at least make it seem informed. Research is your friend. Use it or please do something else for a living because hockey and writing are clearly not in your top 100 strengths.

…and I just read your opinion on the Avalanche giving up a 1st and 2nd for Varlamov. You like that one, eh? Wow. Ok, I am going with the third reason. Moron.

Please, visit his site. Share your opinion with this hack.

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14 replies

  1. The Kings are “losers” because they did not sign Kovalchuk? What kind of a douche bag take is that? Just a shallow comment from about a West coast team from this dumb fucker.

  2. At first, I thought he was going to be focused on JUST the free agency signings. Initially, I was just going to mention Gagne’s cap hit and his uninformed view point. Then, I noticed he is including trades and had a WTF moment. I really believe he forgot the Kings acquired Mike Richards. THN has become a shadow of its former self though. I used to subscribe to it. I stopped. It’s almost unreadable now. Their writers have the grammar and vocabulary of a middle school kid.

    • My favorite part is how he essentially says at the top of the article “this is an article about free agency and the Panthers and Flyers were the most active, but that scares me so I will refrain from mentioning two Of the most important components to the topic I’m about to pretend to discuss.”

      I was going to post this the other day, but wasn’t in a hostile mood. Glad you have learned something from me Bobby, to pick up my prickish slack. :)

    • That site is the worst. Not too mention it’s a bunch of biased Canadians that don’t know anything about the west coast.

  3. Hahahahahaha! I go with door number three…..Moron! Though I can relate to his middle school grammar skills. :)

    Awesome response, Scribe.

  4. The Varlamov trade was my second-favorite trade of this off-season. Dipietro was unavailable.
    Fine work by Col. to defend their position in the West.


    • I like that perspective – “defending” their position in the West. Technically, 25th or whatever they were is still a “position” and why should we be judgmental? Maybe, to them, it is a position worth defending. Well done on this. Comment more often. I dig your out of the box vibe.

    • Agreed, Colorado got scared when Edmonton made all their moves, and scrambled for a goalie!

  5. Maybe he thought he was writing about the Sacramento Kings.

    Seriously though, while Gagne’s cap hit is higher than I would have liked, saying the Kings are losers is not really defensible. They rid themselves of Ryan Smyth’s contract, got a scoring LW that they’ve needed for seemingly forever, traded for a #1b center and handed out NO outlandish contracts (ahem, Florida, cough, Dallas). Sounds like 4 positives to me. If losing out on Brad Richards makes them losers, then there are 29 losers and the article is moot.

  6. Well played, Scribe

  7. you can’t hate this guy and also like Helene Elliott who basically said the very same thing in the LA Times. And Helene is on the west coast – well physically she is but you must take into consideration how far her head is up the Ducks’ asses since they entered the league.

  8. Have to agree on Gagne…I like the thought of a player like Gagne just wonder if it will translate. Also it’s like adding another carton of eggs to the team. I suppose we’ve been lucky with Williams…or have we?

  9. You tell him Bobby..I go with Moron as well.
    GO KINGS GO!!!


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