After reading Kevin Allen, Darren Dreger, Bob McKenzie, Puck Daddy, The Falconer, and The Hockey News one is certainly getting the feeling Kovy will be gone soon. I've had this feeling for a couple of weeks now. It's a terrible feeling, but there are few things that can get done to make this a little easier to deal with. I've heard LA, Boston, Philly, New York, and Chicago as the big players. At this point anyone could be in on it.
From LA who wouldn't love Brown and Johnson in particular? I don't know if they would give up Brown, but I know if they did I'd get giddy as a school girl. Also I'm a Kings fan. In Philly there are the obvious young guns like Giroux and van Riemsdyk. Chicago has Barker and Versteeg. One could go into depth about who goes with what and what kind of package, but I'm not. The Falconer has a nice post about this. All these players would be fine and would help the team. Simply put, it seems that an era will soon be gone, which is sad and exciting at the same time. I love Kovy, but it just seems that things have gone stagnant. We won last night, and that was great. And yet, there seems to be a lack of fire and passion right now.
Either way this team needs a shake up. I do think we could still make the playoffs if we get the right kind of deal done, or some kind of banshee takes over the team and goes on a tear. In the end, I'm not holding my breath any longer for an extension to be signed. Let's push things forward.