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03-03-2010, 12:56 PM
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Seriously. I question some people's intelligence level if they're pissed off about giving up one of the Kings' three third round picks this year.
Gasp! Now the cupboard is empty! What shall we do?

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Hey guys... new here. Some of you guys might know me from LGK.

Purcell, thank God. A third? Not too happy about it.

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3rd rounder was steep. But yeah, we got stacks of picks and can't sign everybody they draft. Good luck Purcell!
With the team's depth right now if we draft a forward in the first round I think he has a hard time making the cut. That third rounder could be looking at a 3-5 year stint in juniors or the minors between draft day and getting a chance. In other words, it's not a big loss. At some point you have to stop drafting in the mid rounds and get classy guys you can rely on in the NHL. I'm done talking about tomorrow, let's focus on now! To quote The Simpsons:

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Seeing how Purcell probably won't see ANY ice time for the remainder of the season, I'm ok with this deal. Guy desperately needed a change of scenery.

Let's face it. The 4th line needed help, and Halpern is a good pick-up for the stretch run.

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Take care of Halpern, will ya? Great guy.

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Gasp! Now the cupboard is empty! What shall we do?
Kopitar for a third?!

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I'm good with it. I'm sure DL is relieved about that fact.

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03-03-2010, 12:59 PM
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Just curious... How do we know we gave the Florida 3rd instead of our 3rd??
That was Johnny Utah that said that. . . not me.

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I posted this in the thread on the main board:

Just bringing in a vet leader who kills penalties and can win faceoffs is huge. Having that down the middle (Kopi-Zus-Stoll-Halpern) is huge for the playoffs. Purcell was doing nothing but warming the press box. We have other 3rds. At some point you have to stop piling up picks and do something with them. How many 3rds do we need at this point? We need to stop thinking of 3rd round picks as amazing players and worry about our NHL team.

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the guys on TSN love us getting Halpern

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If people are honestly that worried about the Kings trading what is equivalent to a "low 2nd round pick," you realize the Kings can trade up into that range if there's a player there they really want, right? You see it happen all the time at the Draft. The Kings could package their other two third round picks to a team to move up to the front of the third.

I really can't believe this is THAT big of a deal. It's a consistent healthy scratch and one of three friggin' THIRD round picks the team holds in this draft.

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Sounds like there is Kaberle trade talks. I'd bet Burke would ask for Schenn in return though.
I don't want to do this but it would make Kings contenders for the cup.
If I am the GM I bite my lip and stay with Schenn.

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the guys on TSN love us getting Halpern
The response on the trade and rumors board has been overwhelmingly positive.

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Halpern is probably dancing a jig right now.

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Being a Victor Hedman-fan I've watched a bunch of TB games this year. Halpern is great, every game. Purcell and 3rd is closer to underpayment than overpayment.

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I'm probably in the minority but I think we overpaid.

We should of had Halpern for Purcell straight up at most. But to throw in a 3rd pick is overpayment. Couldn't we have at least dumped Jones' salary in the deal?

Regardless, Teddy was useless here with the kings unfortunately. I'm sure Halpern will be an asset and hopefully benefit from being around better talent/system.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Teddy lineup alongside Stamkos.

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03-03-2010, 01:05 PM
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Only reason I mentioned "steep" is because the Caps got Scott Walker for a 7th Rounder.

Otherwise you guys are right, Halpern is a good pickup for a 3rd and Purcell.

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So Cliche or Moller back to Manchester? I'm assumg Cliche...So the 4th line when Williams comes back for the playoffs could be Clune, Halpern, Moller...Ivanans sits.

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He's only 33. If he fits in well, hopefully we can sign him for another year or two.

It would be nice to have that kind of grit and experience on our bottom six.

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We did overpay, but not by as much as most around are claiming. Initial reactions to these deals are always everywhere. Halpern has more value than many give him credit for. The guy will be a big difference on our bottom 6. It is a good deal, and we are in the position to overpay. Not too much missed going away in this deal.

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Maybe slight overpayment, but the Kings could afford it.

And it's worth it. The Kings now have a fourth line instead of a bunch of leftover parts.

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We did overpay, but not by as much as most around are claiming. Initial reactions to these deals are always everywhere. Halpern has more value than many give him credit for. The guy will be a big difference on our bottom 6. It is a good deal, and we are in the position to overpay. Not too much missed going away in this deal.
I dont think we overpaid. His value was close to Belanger's, and he got a 2nd. I'd say a 3rd and Tedward is about right.

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So Cliche or Moller back to Manchester? I'm assumg Cliche...So the 4th line when Williams comes back for the playoffs could be Clune, Halpern, Moller...Ivanans sits.
Moller to Manchester because his development would be better suited there. Cliche is more of a bottom 9 player.

As far as overpayment goes, I don't think so because Purcell had little value and Dominic Moore went for a 2nd...

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Good trade.
Have to wonder if they are going to get a D man or a backup goalie and then call it a day.
Gotta think they will. Aaron Ward would have fit the bill. I guess we'll know soon.

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Do you guys want to have a better chance of winning this season or do you want to keep hoping Purcell will wake up and then hopefully draft a serviceable NHL player who wouldn't make an impact for another 3 years?

This is what happens when you are buyers. It's not an overpayment.

Also, Belanger was traded for a reason. Lombardi would nevewr bring him back.

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