Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Madness, Just Total Madness

OK folks... I am about to explode waiting on the draft! I've given up on us hiring a coach. Morty and I talked it over and decided Moose will be the backup, and also coach the team. On days when Moose is in goal, Marc Crawford's hair will be brought in to coach. Not Marc Crawford, just his hair.

Morty also has got me thinking about the Kings #2 pick. I want it. What have the Kings been missing since the beginning of time? That's right, a goalie. What do we have a plethora of? That's right. Not sure what would be fair market value for the #2 pick. Pavelec, our #29 pick and top prospect/roster player? What say you faithful Chronicle readers? Is that enough? Too much?

If that happens (unlikely by the way, but still fun to speculate!) we should take both Doughty and Bogosian. Our defense would be: Tobi, Havelid, Bogo, Doughty, UFA(Orpik$?$), Klee/X/Shitnik/whoever I forgot about. Then possibly sign Ryan Malone and we are much better.

First thing first, we have to decide as an organization what goalie to go with. Is now the time to do that with Kari needing a new contract? Or do we give Pavelec another year or two to get his feet on solid ground? If Kari is our man (and why shouldn't he be?) then we need to move Pavelec. I know it is a little risky, but we have too many holes to fill. We could get a key piece in return. Good Lord this is exciting!!!!!!!!!! So many possibilities!!

What say you Blueland? Am I totally off my rocker?

For The Blueland Chronicle, I'm Big Shooter.

9 comments:

Mortimer Peacock said...

You're not off your rocker; I'm pretty much intoxicated with all of these trading possibilities. It IS risky to move Pavelec, but if you haven't risked you haven't lived, and so on and so forth...

I'm dead serious when I say that we MUST move Ondrej Pavelec, Angelo Esposito, the #29 pick, and maybe some of our shit defensemen to L.A. in return for the #2 pick. Then, like you say, draft both Doughty and Bogosian. Then sign Ryan Malone.

What would an appropriate payment for the #2 pick be? Would just Pavelec and Esposito, possibly with someone like Kwiakowski, be enough?

Big Shooter said...

Kwiakowski has no value. And I believe he is a UFA anyway.

Big Shooter said...

I'm sure our #29 pick and Pavelec would HAVE to be included for any deal to take place.

If I were the Kings I would want a little more than that...

Zach said...

Yes, it's going to have to be Pav and the 29th, at the very least. Maybe if we get them drunk, they'll take Zhitnik off our hands.

Upgrade our D with those two, then pick us up a top 3 forward, and we're in the playoffs.

Mortimer Peacock said...

Can I just say, Zach, that it's mighty nice to see you commenting here? Don't be a stranger.

Mortimer Peacock said...

Okay, I've got it: send Pavelec, Esposito, #29, and Havelid to the Kings. A good veteran defenseman to join Rob Blake. Use #2 pick to draft Doughty and Bogosian, replace Havelid in the off-season by signing Jason Smith. He can take over the veteran D-man role.

Maali said...

JM LILES!

Big Shooter said...

Yes, I think we would have a good chance of getting him. Not to expensive either...

Mortimer Peacock said...

Never thought about Liles. Actually, that's an excellent idea. SIGN JM LILES!