1. “The future is bright.”
I read those words…a lot. Back when the Kings sucked, that was our calling card.
“We’re the fucking Stanley Cup Champions.”
That’s our call now but it isn’t enough and the main (if not sole) reason I was pissed off about the Robyn Regehr trade was the loss of two 2nd round draft picks. I want the future to always be bright. I know what Regehr is and what he brings, or at least what he brought. I don’t doubt he will fit and play good enough, even if not great. He may not be Willie Mitchell but even if he’s close (80% Willie), he’s necessary and can help the Kings win more Cups.
2. Culture. Club?
Dean Lombardi is still talking culture. That is a culture of winning. For this club. Culture Club of Winning. He stated he really wants to keep this group together. But he is going to do that with a dropping cap and Voynov, Muzzin, Martinez, Bernier, Nolan, Lewis and Clifford as RFAs and Scuderi and Regehr as UFAs. Notice I did not mention Ellerby (gone), Penner (definitely gone) and Richardson (sad, but gone). Will be interested to see how Dean pulls that off.
3. Winners, losers, hosers
Surly doesn’t give a damn about the trade deadline. I do. I like to see what players are worth and which GMs are smart, dumb and desperate. It helps me gauge our competitor’s pulse.
Minnesota wants to win a Cup now and is willing to give up prospects to do it. Hope they fall on their face. Craig Leipold should never win a Cup.
Chicago likes its team a lot and just wants to get a little bit better in the faceoff circle with our old friend, Zeus.
Anaheim desires offensive depth in Lombardi but otherwise likes its team and thinks it has a contender…they’re wrong.
Columbus wants to sell tickets.
San Jose is trying to cut out cancers and malcontents and apparently there is an asshole shortage with the departure of Clowe so they signed the other idiot from Phoenix whose name escapes me at the moment. Torres.
Phoenix is fucked. They are trying to pack light for their move to Seattle.
Rubber-Toe Luongo’s contract sucks. I love that he was that candid. He moves up one notch in my book…which moves him to notch number 1.
No veteran free agent should sign in Dallas again. Not sure if Joe Nieuwendyk knows what the hell he is doing.
Don’t care too much about the East at the moment although Philadelphia may be the most mismanaged team in the league. It’s an insult to us to call us Flyers West. Strike that. I shouldn’t say mismanaged. Ed Snider needs to fuck off. Those poor Flyers fan are going through a tough time. My heart goes out to them.
Robyn Regehr plays Thursday, right? Should be interesting. Pray to the Hockey Gods he channels his 2004 self for the duration of the season and playoffs. Let’s win more Stanley Cups.
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