I'm not sure about this. I really hope that JJ + 5th overall for Pronger would come true. I think JJ can still become the player who he was projected. With the 5th overall I would draft Jared Cowen. The 15th overall should bring us the best forward available (maybe Kadri, more likely Kreider)
The reason why I would go after cowen, he is a potential franchise defensman and would be a hard shot on the top 3 without the injury. Whats even better, he is right handed, mobile and a ducks type of player. I would take him over Schenn or anyone else in the draft who will go after the top 3.
If we are lucky someone will trade up to the 5th (Toronto?!?) and we will end up with an 2nd rounder. Overall, beside the other rumors, I really hope we can do the trade with L.A., despite they are rivals.
First off, Cowen is left-handed
Second, he was falling before he got hurt (see midterm CSB rankings)
He is, he's a huge underachiever and not as good as you think, he's still young but he has no brain
As good as I think? What do I think? Remind me again. You make a lot of assumptions. Oh and if Dustin Brown is the most overrated player in hockey then I guess Jack Johnson is second? Or are they tied? I think you just like to make polarizing comments about Kings players in threads to get a reaction.
I haven't made any comments about Jack Johnson other than when they reported he wanted $5m per a year I thought it was absurd. In fact, anything over $3m is absurd.
Unfortunately for Jack, he kinda shot himself in the foot by playing the last 5 games of the 06/07 season and then missing half of last year. The guy has only played 1 1/2 seasons in the NHL so I don't know what is expected of him. I still think he has a lot of potential but I also think his dad is crazy and if he really is asking for $5m per (which was denied by DL), then he is crazy too.
Originally Posted by Go_Krog
my favorite play of his is still him trying to pull on end to end rush as a rookie and getting straight up flipped over by bieska (i think it was bieksa).
if these contract disputes have any truth to them then its definitely him i dislike.
It was they heavy hitter known as Jan Bulis.
As far as the contract dispute goes (that is singular, not plural), there was a report that he wanted $5m which was denied by DL. Now there may or may not be truth to that, but that is the only contract dispute I am aware. Unless you are faulting the guy for wanting to play college hockey an being up front about his intentions with the Canes, then I only can count one.
Reasons to dislike Jack
1) demanding to play the last 5 games of the 06/07 to burn a year of his ELC.
2) reportedly (I've only seen this posted) refusing to go to Manchester for conditioning before returning to the Kings last season after his injury.
Then of course his dad is nuts and reportedly did talk to the KHL but I don't think you can pin that on Jack.
Murray said no intrest in Antropov . Not like there was any chance anyway. He said it was too expensive obviously. He said the main thing is to stay safely under the cap so we don't have a penner situation and we'll be able to sign Ryan which is number one in my book.
He said there is some interest in euros. But we know all that talk is just BS during the select a seat. And most definitely doesn't look like Pronger is getting traded.
Having followed Orange County Register guidelines to take some time off, today marks my first day back on the job since early June.
During my absence, the Ducks traded defenseman Chris Pronger. No, wait, they really didn’t. Turns out it was all an ill-conceived and completely irresponsible joke.
While out and about Friday, I received a telephone call from a Calgary radio station asking me if I could go on the air to talk about “the Pronger trade.” Explaining that I was off work and out of the loop, I declined the invitation, but asked for details of the trade.
Pronger to the Kings for defenseman Jack Johnson and “some draft picks,” I was told. Later, I found out that “some draft picks” supposedly translated into the fifth overall pick in this year’s NHL entry draft. Later, still, I found out that both the Ducks and Kings had denied there was any trade, and eventually learned that the whole thing apparently emanated from a “joke” someone in the hockey industry had played on someone else.
I gotta agree with him. Rumor media (hockeybuzz, etc) sucks.