The L.A. Kings traded Linden Vey to move up and grab defenseman Roland McKeown in the second round. The dream of Vey centering Toffoli and Pearson is dead. The reality of Jeff Carter doing so is very much alive and still has me grinning from ear to ear…although an in-shape Mike Richards likely changes that.
Roland McKeown fell to us. A draft steal? Don’t know. Gotta watch the kid play first but the L.A. Kings went ape shit with mostly defensemen and some centers in this draft so it’s obvious where the team believed it needed depth.
“But that Adrian Kempe kid with the cool hair plays wing Scribe!”
He is a center / wing.
Read Matt Barry’s draft summary for the rest of it.
Normally a number with a positive spin. Not so much now. That’s the freaking cap. Bastards led us on with 71.
We have under 4 million in cap space and have Dwight King, Brayden McNabb, Andy Andreoff and I just read JF Berube as restricted free agents. I think the first three are getting contracts unless you see Lombardi trading Dwight King…I am not seeing that. Darryl Sutter loves Kinger. And that would leave a void on the team for serial killer smiles.
Andy Andreoff is my boy. My favorite prospect. I will be genuinely pissed off if we trade him. Besides, he doesn’t count against the Cap yet…although if he doesn’t make the team out of camp, it will only be because of dollars.
No way we trade McNabb. We are losing Mitchell.
Berube? Don’t know. Martin Jones is an RFA next season.
Under 4 million for Dwight King and Brayden McNabb who are both expected to play this coming season. I realize the RFA status isn’t a “now and this minute” problem but good planning and all…
Side note – Best of luck to Chicago with Toews and Kane both starting out with asking price of $12M. May your knees be cut off.
And speaking of knees…let us all hold homage to the Knights who say Ni.
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