I really like Nolan, I really like King, and I like Cliffy. All bring size, forechecking ability, and good hands for their roles. King on the 3rd line is great, I like Lewis but he couldnt hit the net if his life depended on it. Nolan and Clifford flanking Fraser would bring a world of hurt and the odd goal. Get rid of the two bums Richardson and Westgarth and let Cliche get a taste.
I have contended time and again those "analysts" really don't do their homework, since the Kings could hardly be considered a typical "8th" seed...top to bottom, the WC was extremely tough this past season.
The "analysts" never do their homework because ANYONE can say "just get in and see what happens." And that the Kings "barely got in." They sure have short memories: the Kings actually played themselves out of a 3rd seed, but every "analyst" conveniently forgot that.
Just as they conveniently forgot the Kings finished the season 13-5-3, then went 16-4 in the playoffs for a 29-9-3 finish...oh well, let the myth continue to perpetuate itself...if it translates into back-to-back Cups, sign me up first to drink the Kool-Aid.
Exactly! The analysts always talk about how we barely got in, when, correct me if I'm wrong, we were the 3rd seed and 1st in the west the day we qualified, right? I guess to the reporters it makes better story to have "barely made the playoffs" in the story than "qualified as the 8th seed".
Is hickey waiver eligible this season? Wonder if anyone would claim him.
He is one of those hard ones without speaking legalize. It has been 5 years since he was drafted but has not spent a day in the NHL and the first two years were in Jr. And there are some provisions for things such as this but understanding them all is why teams have teams of lawyers. I am thinking he could be called up without issue it would be sending him back down. But I could be wrong. But if his time in Jr don't count for any of his years then he is only 3 years in and he would be safe for up to 2 more years.
keep him, he's only got a year left and i wouldnt be surprised if he starts the season on the 2nd line.
Don't get me wrong, I'm intrigued to see how the all flyers line will perform, but having Gagne as our 2LW means Penner plays 3LW and King 4LW. Personally, I really like King as our 3LW, but Penner is of no value as 4LW.