This team is worse off now than in the dark ages. And we all remember the dark ages. The Tsyplakov-Perrault-Kristich years at least brought us lottery picks.
Ah, yes. Our spectacular Russian Connection line with Vladamir Tsyplakov, Dmitri Khristich, and Vitali Yachmenev... Which was merely a lame attempt at riding the coattails of Detroit's Russian Five of Vyacheslav Kozlov, Sergei Federov, Igor Larionov, Viacheslav Fetisov, and Vladamir Konstantinov.
Originally Posted by Reaper45
This team just stinks from the head on down. A full and total rebuild is in order. Deals all teh vets and get the kids in here. Do the god damn rebuild the right way.
Hmm. So sort of like what Brian Burke did in Anaheim where he pretty much kicked every single player making more than $2 million out of town?
R. Niedermayer $2,000,000.00
S. Niedermayer $6,750,000.00
The only people he spared from that initial purge was Scott Nidermayer and J.S. Giguere -- with Friesen and Marchant being contracts he inherited from other teams and not ones he signed himself.
If something like that is what you were thinking then the Kings aren't too far off from doing the same -- Roenick, Demitra, Norstrom, Conroy, Miller, and Sopel being players making in excess of $2 million this season.