2011-12 All Purpose Kings Trade Rumors and Proposals Thread IV
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02-14-2012, 11:10 AM
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You mean the goal where Ericcson was behind him and the puck went off of Jacks skate and went right to him?
Yeah, the play where JJ hadn't controlled Ericcson's stick or took the body, which on a "home plate" defensive team is cardinal sin #1. Something tells me if that was Willie or Scuds, that goal isn't scored. Don't get me wrong JJ is getting better, but he's not worth the money they're paying him.
I am looking at it objectively. I see a lot of hype but not a lot of substance. Sures hes shown to be a great goal scorer a few times but beyond that what is there? Hes not a guy whos going to make his teammates better. Hes a guy that needs a star on his line to help him get his stats. And theres no guarantee hes would come in here and produce at a rate higher than hes shown. Im looking at all the factors involved. His contract, his production and the cost of trading for him.
A few times? He's scored 30 goals or more 6 of his 8 full seasons. He's scored 40 or more twice. He's going to be 28-years old in June? There aren't many players in hockey that can boast numbers like these. Certainly none on the trade block. He needs a star to get his points? I doubt he's ever played with a guy as good as Kopi or Richards yet he's still gotten these numbers.
His contract? who cares? are you paying it?
His cap hit? The asset cost to get him? Like I say, The problem the Kings have had in recruiting top UFAs is they're not willing to spend the extra dough or add a year here and there to these deals. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. Mainly because they're TOO cap conscious. Because of this, they now have to give up team assets to get what they need. A shame, but still a necessity.
You need stars. This team is doomed to underachieve each year they don't have a star player or two on offense. they have to get this guy.
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