Well, to be fair, they thought they were getting an all-star puck-moving offensive defenseman they thought could lead the attack from the back end.
As for what Greene is OK with - if his wife wants the $$$ to keep rolling in, she'll get used to the idea of moving elsewhere for a few years.
That said, I can see us offering Green 1 more year while we ease Bodnarchuk in, and wait for Gravel to move up.
I don't think Bodnarchuk has the size to replace Greene, but Gravel does. I'm pretty sure if the Kings don't bring Mitchell and/or Greene back that Dean will be looking to the UFA market to add a big stay-at-home defenseman. I really doubt that Bodnarchuk ever sees much, if any, time in LA unless Martinez is traded.
I could see Dean offering both Mitchell and Greene 1 and 2 year deals respectively at decent money.
Can someone make a gif of Cliffy dropping the gloves from last nights fight? I found it kind of funny how he did it.
Me too--rewound that part several times He looked around a little then looked back and Mighty-Ducks'ed it
Originally Posted by lumbergh
I thought the Kings made Chara and Rask look downright pedestrian last night. Perennial Norris candidate Chara was on the ice for two goals against and got badly stripped by Dwight King for another chance. Vezina candidate Rask got cleanly beat twice and dropped big rebounds for a whole period.
Funny how one night the Kings put on a bunch of shots, control the game, and the board goes crazy about how much they suck and the next night the Kings put on a bunch of shots, control the game, and now the Kings style bothers nobody.
I thought it was fantastic watching that first line really go at Chara. Usually players take a wide path away from him but our size really helped out in not just taking away that advantage but giving it to us.
And as far as the style, think about the opponent. We played functionally the same game vs. a beat up Wild team as we did vs. a stacked Bruins team. I think that is the problem everyone has--we don't win quite a few of the games we 'should.'
Originally Posted by Reclamation Project
Marchand should be thankful his hand came off his stick. He's a cocky son of a ***** with an ego the size of Boston and not much intelligence.
In retrospect it wasn't a big deal to me in effect but it was in intent. He's lucky he both took his hand off his stick AND missed with the punch because it would be a whole different ballgame otherwise (especially with player safety's inaccurate focus on "results"). Since Stoll wasn't hurt or really contacted hard by either thing, meh, whatever.
Marchand is getting the Dustin Brown treatment on the main board, though
Funny that's what I was thinking. I have been watching this team since the mid 70's so with a team this good ( finally) I just sit back and enjoy for the most part. Think of what this site would have been like if it was around all those years of truly sucking.
If things hold to form, sure. That would give them a total of 107 points, third in the Pacific, sixth or so in the West. And a great chance of getting bounced in the first three rounds
There is a good chance for any team in the west to "get bounced" in the first three weeks. With Stl, Chi, San Jose, the clucks, and us anyone can beat anyone of those five teams as all are very good. The only thing that would surprise me is if one of those five teams does not win the cup this year.