"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.
Any quality players will be taken by the lower ranked teams, so I highly doubt we pick anyone up. Harrold and Ersberg are the most likely, but I don't see the organization waiving both of them. Harrold should have the same roll on the team as he did last year and Ersberg will likely be moved for a 7th.
The Minnesota Wild lost their backup goalie, Josh Harding, and it doesn't look good for him, appears to be a serious knee injury.
My guess, the Wild will acquire a backup, and it would make sense for the Kings to send Ersberg to Minny.
And Leighton is hurt. They're not saying how serious it is, but it's a back injury that started this summer. I say one of them (if both injuries are long term) look at Jose Theodore and the other could be hunting for someone like Ersberg. I hope so, the dude deserves to be on an NHL club IMO. He'll never been more than a good backup, but he deserves the chance.
Harrold and Ersberg could be more useful on other teams. No need to keep their pro careers at a standstill.
Harrold is very versatile and served his role quite well here.
The cupboard is so stocked now that I think we would be better off getting the kids a cup of coffee in the pros to fill in.
Forwards: Moller, Loktionov, Elkins, Lewis, and etc...
Dmen: Muzzin, Fransson, Hickey, Voinov, and etc...
We didn't have this kind of talent before and Peter was a great fill-in. I just think the youth has passed him up talent-wise.
Ersberg is as good as gone despite what Hammond, or anyone in the organization says. They are just being polite. Ersberg was also very good considering the position he was put in here. I think he will make a good back-up somewhere, and he has shown he can carry a regular season load at times and be effective.
It would be nice to see us get a low pick for either guy. Due to their contracts, versatility, and a team mentality I don't think either guy would clear waivers.
Right, I can see management saying ... you know, let's give the Kid a new contract, tell him he all but has the 2nd line LW position to lose, and then let's put him on waivers.
Look, DL has to be consistent and treat everyone like crap on their way out. That way we set ourselves up to miss out on players like O Sully who are clearly backbones of their respected teams. It keeps the pain real. If you're gonna blow it, blow it by a mile.