You may remember not too long ago, there was some talk between the L.A. Kings and Buffalo Sabres about Matt Moulson. This is right before we landed Marian Gaborik and Gabitar, to Surly’s delight, was born. You may also remember Buffalo in their cute, nonsensical insanity wanted Tyler Toffoli and the L.A. Kings chatted about Christian Ehrhoff if such a deal were to ever go down. Thank goodness it didn’t.
It was something like that.
Who remembers any of that stuff clearly any more right? We just won the Stanley Cup twice in three seasons. It’s like trying to remember the chick you banged 6 months ago when you just bedded Mila Kunis and Kate Upton…together.
So the Buffalo Sabres, with their brilliant (sarcasm) management of players and dollars, are now buying out Christian Ehrhoff. While this didn’t cause OJ to spew from mouth onto lap top screen as I enjoyed my morning breakfast and caught up on the NHL haps, it did get my attention. So I read…
It seems…you know what, screw it, just read this. It’s a good summary of why they are doing it.
Now, back to the L.A. Kings.
We cannot do this without trades. Someone has to go. We simply do not have the cap room. But I wonder if this has Dean thinking. He wanted him (if the reports were true) at the trade deadline. Ehrhoff is a good, reliable defenseman, plays serious minutes and is still young enough to give us 3-4 solid years.
He has been banged up here and there but, in L.A., he won’t be counted on as the guy. I don’t think he even plays first pairing minutes. He is, pure and simple, Willie Mitchell’s replacement.
The chances of landing Christian Ehrhoff are low. First, other teams with a lot more cap space will be interested. I would actually be surprised if the Anaheim Ducks don’t go after him, in which case Ehrhoff sucked, glad we never got him, we will make him bleed and fuck him.
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