that's ridiculous. Why would we want Bernier...why would we want Bernier and Jones?? We are in no need of goalies or goal prospects.
At the trade deadline, Lawton said he wanted to keep the core together because he thought we were really close to being a playoff team. At the Q&A Lawton continued to share his optimism for the team next season saying, "come the last five to 10 games of the season next year, we expect to be competing for a playoff spot." The problem I have with all these Lecavalier trade proposals, is that most of them set us up for a rebuild. I'm not sure how fans will feel when they hear Lecavalier has not only been traded, but the team will be a bottom team for at least a 3rd straight year before all these prospects grow into NHL impact players.
I didn't catch the "expect", but more of a "we hope to be competing for a playoff spot" iirc. I could be wrong.
As an L.A Kings fan, I wouldn't give squat for Vinny and his fat contract, Tampa should just give VL to us because we'll be doing them a favor.
I'm sorry but a superstar player signed to a contract guaranteed to keep him on your team for a long time is a desirable asset. His contract may one day come to haunt us or whatever team he is on, but right now and for the immediate future he is a very valuable asset.