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Kingjordan 02-09-2009 02:01 PM

Michal Handzus
 
Just wondering what everyone thinks Handzus's Value is? What type of value would LA be able to get if they put him on the Trade Block.

The Black1963 02-09-2009 02:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Kingjordan (Post 17817043)
Just wondering what everyone thinks Handzus's Value is? What type of value would LA be able to get if they put him on the Trade Block.

Not much imo. He has a NMC or is it NTC so, it would be difficult if at all possible.

Even then, playing on a third line, it's tough selling his contract.

projexns 02-09-2009 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Kingjordan (Post 17817043)
Just wondering what everyone thinks Handzus's Value is? What type of value would LA be able to get if they put him on the Trade Block.

By himself he has very little trade value because of the two more years after this one left on his contract at $4 million per.

As part of a larger deal, where someone could land one of L.A.'s good young players in the process, with the provision that they take Handzus' contract off the Kings hands, maybe then a team would consider it.

kingpest19 02-09-2009 02:18 PM

Theres no reason to trade him. Next to Boyle hes the biggest center and hes the best defensive center the Kings have. He has the ability to shutdown the Thorntons, Getzlafs and Jokinens. You know all the big centers in the division.

HeadInjury 02-09-2009 02:22 PM

Handzus has been really solid this year and is playing extremely well right now. Very few LA fans complaining about this signing anymore.

projexns 02-09-2009 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by kingpest19 (Post 17817376)
Theres no reason to trade him. Next to Boyle hes the biggest center and hes the best defensive center the Kings have. He has the ability to shutdown the Thorntons, Getzlafs and Jokinens. You know all the big centers in the division.

How does Handzus fare against the quicker centermen?

RJ8812 02-09-2009 02:24 PM

Zuuuuuuuuuus is a good player, but not at $4m

LA is stuck with him

captain AARON MAIDEN* 02-09-2009 02:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RH63 (Post 17817160)
Not much imo.

ohhh, kid.

he is Selke caliber forward

Reaper45 02-09-2009 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by RJ8812 (Post 17817493)
Zuuuuuuuuuus is a good player, but not at $4m

LA is stuck with him

Happily so.

kingpest19 02-09-2009 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by projexns (Post 17817479)
How does Handzus fare against the quicker centermen?

Doesnt do too bad actually

The Black1963 02-09-2009 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by captain AARON MAIDEN (Post 17817509)
ohhh, kid.

he is Selke caliber forward

So, you think he's worth $4 mil a year?

Hey, if you got money to blow then sobeit.

projexns 02-09-2009 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RJ8812 (Post 17817493)
Zuuuuuuuuuus is a good player, but not at $4m

LA is stuck with him

He might be the perfect shutdown center in that division. The #1 centers there are bigger and less fleet-of-foot.

funky 02-09-2009 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kingpest19 (Post 17817376)
Theres no reason to trade him. Next to Boyle hes the biggest center and hes the best defensive center the Kings have. He has the ability to shutdown the Thorntons, Getzlafs and Jokinens. You know all the big centers in the division.

exactly, plus a veteran presence with a great worth ethic. He is exactly what the kings need.

RAZZIE King 02-09-2009 03:02 PM

Not much value outside the Kings with that NTC...and that's a BAD thing???

Ollie Weeks 02-09-2009 03:06 PM

Last year's Handzus was a bad dream. This year is the real deal.

Handzus, albeit somewhat overpaid, is fullfilling a role absolutely pivotal the success of LA. He's not a feared point producer, but he can get streaky and chip in. He's an excellent faceoff man and a defensive specialist. When the Kings are faring well, Zeus is more often than not leads the forward corps in ice time, all the while anchoring the third line. Not to mention his guidance has been helping the deveopment of rookies like Wayne Simmonds.

Removing him creates a huge hole in the Los Angeles roster, and represents a loss of a very important set of intangibles. He is a role model for the work ethic that Terry Murray has instilled in this team. Add this to the fact that Handzus would likely not garner as much respect from potential trading partners as we have for the guy, as well as the NMC, and it is safe to say that Handzus is neither for sale nor higly valued enough to bother trading.

RAZZIE King 02-09-2009 03:36 PM

I gave Zeus a pass last year due to the knee surgery... I could tell that he was trying hard out there (unlike a certain beachball who should remain gutless) despite the knee probably being somewhere around 70-75% healed...

Martyros 02-09-2009 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RJ8812 (Post 17817493)
Zuuuuuuuuuus is a good player, but not at $4m

LA is stuck with him

good for us.

glees68 02-09-2009 03:42 PM

What about this:

New York Rangers Get:
Michal Handzus

Los Angeles Kings Get:
Scott Gomez

Yes or no?

Kingjordan 02-09-2009 03:51 PM

NO Gomez contract horrible.

CourtnallRocks 02-09-2009 03:55 PM

Not much, maybe bad contract and a mid round pick, if anyone is willing to take him. But in all likelihood will remain a king for now.

Reaper45 02-09-2009 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bring Back Avery (Post 17819153)
What about this:

New York Rangers Get:
Michal Handzus

Los Angeles Kings Get:
Scott Gomez

Yes or no?

Nope.

meman 02-09-2009 03:58 PM

Last year, I would have said trade him for anything you can get.

This year, I don't think the Kings are where they are without him.

I hope they keep him and resign him when he is up for it, at a lower rate of course.

Primakov! 02-09-2009 06:35 PM

He's worth more to the Kings than anything he could fetch back in a trade. There are intangible qualities he brings that do not show up in any statistics that you can track; like his veteran experience, his calm demeanor, and how he's willing to take young players under his wings to teach them what they need to know.

Brad Richardson and Wayne Simmonds have both talked about how he talks to them on the bench to offer encouragement and advice, and answers their questions.

Here's comments from head coach, Terry Murray:

Link

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"He can do anything we ask. I have moved Michal Handzus to left wing and it's, 'No problem, I can play left wing, I understand.' He has a great attitude about the game and his contribution to the team. He feels good about how he's playing. What I'm seeing from him now is what I saw from him in Philadelphia. He's a glue player who goes out and does hard work every night. He's blocking shots, winning face-offs and centering a shutdown line as we get to critical points of the game. As a result of him playing that role, as a veteran, he also takes on more of the leadership and responsibility for helping the development of the young players.''

markisonfire 02-09-2009 10:09 PM

I wouldn't want him to leave, he serves his purpose above and beyond what is asked of him. The contract is a little steep, yes, but without it we wouldn't have reached the cap floor this year... ;)

hattrick74 02-09-2009 10:16 PM

for how much he has helped develop a guy like Simmons, the kings should not trade him. The comments about him being overpaid at 4mil got me thinking, isnt a #1 shut down center, a guy who can limit the getzlaf's datsyuks and sakics to a point or less a game worth $4 mil?


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