Well...not OUR 7th...but the one we got with Fraser in the Smyth deal... So this deal keeps on giving...
Well, yeah But it is our seventh once they give it to us But obviously, the Kings' pick was the last of the draft, which gave us Ebert.
I had a feeling as I was typing that someone would bring that up, probably should have elaborated that we had multiple 7th round picks.
"It has not been a good day. I lost my glasses early this morning and I had to go buy a pair of 79 dollar reading glasses today. 79 bucks. You can literally get them at Costco, three-for-20." - Darryl Sutter's response to going up 2-0 in the series.
I can't believe this deal has reached 7 pages on the trade & free agent board. Devils fans saying he should center the 3rd line or play wing. Two spots where he should not be playing.
Well, apparently the Devils don't have grit lines like we do. They run multiple scoring lines, and then distribute grit across all of them equally. It would be like putting King with Kopitar, Nolan with Richards, etc etc... So they have a combination of grit and skill across the lines. They also say that they put their bottom 6 out against weaker competition and their top 6 our against tougher competition, i.e. they match the lines. Just a different system.
Is Bud Holloway and Oscar Moller still Kings property?
Yeah, but they will likely have their rights silently expire. Like Loktionov, their value as players matters little versus their availability to the NHL versus their willingness to go back to the AHL. Not many teams are going to just hand them a NHL job. More than likely they would be put on a farm team first.
Better than just completely giving him away for nothing like we did Hickey.
Exactly! Or seeing him go to Russia/not resigning him at the end of the season when his contract is up. It's not like he was the leading scorer in Manchester. The kid wasn't producing a ton in the AHL. IMO, he's been a disappointment down there, too. I hope he makes it, but I'm not so sure he will. Every time he came up it seemed like he would get hurt. He needs to build muscle and be a little more versatile. Most successful NHL players can adapt to their surroundings and Lokti couldn't.