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[LAK] Kings sign Jeff Schultz (1 year, 700K)

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07-05-2013, 08:32 PM
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So because we lost our backup goaltender, a regular season no show, gain a backup goaltender, gain a winger that was pretty much made for our system, and a depth move in case of injuries to our D, we got worse?

The only thing that hurt us this season was losing Scuderi. If Mitchell is healthy then that is pretty much a wash.

I don't understand your logic.
That's understandable, because you've clearly convinced yourself that we're somehow in a better position. "Logic" is lost through whatever black and silver tinted glasses you're looking through.

The Bernier trade needed to happen and clearly we weren't comfortable committing the 3.3 cap hit to Scuderi, but again, that doesn't change the fact that we're a worse team today than a month ago. Frattin hasn't proved anything. "Tailor made for our system" is just a dressed up way of saying, "maybe he'll play good." One could argue that Penner is "tailor made for our system" with better justification, actually, considering he's played for us already. Will Scrivens win more games as a backup than Bernier? I really don't think so. Quick won't play all 82. How healthy is Mitchell? No one knows. Even if he's ready to go in October, the guy hasn't played a professional hockey game in over a year now. You really think he's going to step right back in and be just as effective?

Our D is highly questionable and we've yet to fill any previous hole. Frattin MAY score 20 goals, Scrivens MAY be as effective of a backup as Bernier was, and Mitchell MAY regain form, but those are all pretty big question marks.

At the end of the day, I suppose it doesn't really matter. The Kings are only going to go as far as Kopitar and Brown carry them, anyway. But it would have been nice to fill the pretty gaping hole left by Scuderi without needing Jeff ****ing Schultz and Helen Kellerby as the backup plan and hoping Mitchell's health holds together.

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07-05-2013, 08:55 PM
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That's understandable, because you've clearly convinced yourself that we're somehow in a better position. "Logic" is lost through whatever black and silver tinted glasses you're looking through.

The Bernier trade needed to happen and clearly we weren't comfortable committing the 3.3 cap hit to Scuderi, but again, that doesn't change the fact that we're a worse team today than a month ago. Frattin hasn't proved anything. "Tailor made for our system" is just a dressed up way of saying, "maybe he'll play good." One could argue that Penner is "tailor made for our system" with better justification, actually, considering he's played for us already. Will Scrivens win more games as a backup than Bernier? I really don't think so. Quick won't play all 82. How healthy is Mitchell? No one knows. Even if he's ready to go in October, the guy hasn't played a professional hockey game in over a year now. You really think he's going to step right back in and be just as effective?

Our D is highly questionable and we've yet to fill any previous hole. Frattin MAY score 20 goals, Scrivens MAY be as effective of a backup as Bernier was, and Mitchell MAY regain form, but those are all pretty big question marks.

At the end of the day, I suppose it doesn't really matter. The Kings are only going to go as far as Kopitar and Brown carry them, anyway. But it would have been nice to fill the pretty gaping hole left by Scuderi without needing Jeff ****ing Schultz and Helen Kellerby as the backup plan and hoping Mitchell's health holds together.
Frattin will easily replace the production lost by Penner (not very hard to do ) while at the same time adding more speed to our roster. Sure, Penner is a great guy to follow off the ice, but the effort isn't there on the ice.

As for Scuderi, it sounds like he was leaving either way. I'm sure if the price tag was just 3.3 that Dean would have done that 100 times out of 100. The fact is Scuderi wanted to go back to the East to be closer to home. He got 4 years, which I would not have been comfortable giving him. Don't get me wrong, Scuderi is great and I appreciate everything he has done for this team but the guy isn't getting younger.

Scrivens is a capable backup. I would be comfortable seeing him play 20 games this season to rest JQ. The guy has posted a steady .910 save % in the NHL and seems like he will be a great addition to the locker room moral. From every interview he has done for us it seems like he is excited to push JQ, and at the same time learn a few things from one of the leagues top goaltenders.

Mitchell is a question mark, i'll give you that. But for someone who has been in this league for as long as Mitchell has, he won't have a hard time readjusting himself back into game form. He might be a little rusty for 3 games or so, kind of like Greene was when he came back from his injury, but he will regain form. And from all of the interviews with Dean, it sounds like Mitchell will be ready for training camp.

Let's not forget that we have 9 Dmen right now. I don't think Dean is done.

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07-05-2013, 09:06 PM
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Penns might still be there, VV is better and TT looks legit. If Mitchell is back, we're better off than last year.

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Can't skate, can't pass, can't shoot, can't stickhandle, can't hit, can't take a hit.

But he's very good at being tall and having long arms. He also makes it very easy to predict where dump-ins are going (to his corner).

Good signing for the Ducks.

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07-05-2013, 09:45 PM
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Its a depth signing, I doubt he'll even see a game.
That's what we Canucks fans were saying about Cam Barker this time last year.

And as a Canucks fan, I approve of this signing.

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I'll trust the Kings on who they sign on D, not the Caps
I've seen enough Caps game to know that this guy sucks ass. And Caps fans are right about him.

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