John (Mayor) tells us that Bud Holloway may be close to signing with the L.A. Kings.
While the question of whether or not he will have success here is debatable (he has had success everywhere he has played so far), the bigger question now is where he “fits?”
The L.A. Kings are not signing him to send him to Manchester. In fact, I would not be surprised if the contract forbids it.
Dean Lombardi may sign him just to trade him (as a nice fuck you for leaving to Europe) but I doubt that too…Holloway is a right wing / left wing and we could use one with an offensive acumen.
So, a 25 year old wing with a nice scoring touch and offensive upside and who is competent defensively is close to being ours again. He is also a clutch player, if I recall correctly, scoring some big game winning goals. His skating ability…meh.
Brad Richardson is gone but that was the case before this Holloway news, right?
We have King and Clifford as the bottom 6 left wings. If he plays right, then we have Lewis, Nolan and Toffoli in the way. That is one too many for the active roster.
We have Dustin Penner likely not being resigned. If he is, then we suddenly have a log jam of left wings.
What do you think?
Update: he is a career +69 and in Europe lit it up with 120 points in 110 games, leading all in his super elite cool yay for us league. In his career (AHL included) he is a big time playoff point producer. More than a point per game. Lots of goals.
I also recalled something about him. He has a hard and accurate shot, goes to the net and the dirty areas. At 25, he is not a kid but his skill set may actually fit nicely.
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