Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss all the latest news surrounding the Kings, including: coach Darryl Sutter’s immediate future, Dean Lombardi’s salary cap problems, the possibility of Milan Lucic re-signing in Los Angeles, potential trades, Dustin Brown article, Marian Gaborik, prospect Paul LaDue, and much more.
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Steve K says
When you give up the 3rd least goals in the NHL, when you have the reigning favorite to win the Norris playing half the game, a Selke finalist and the guy who led the NHL in plus/minus, your defense is not suspect. It might not be as good as it was in the previous 4 years, but it was good enough to win.
Quick was not the money goalie he has been in years past. Toffoli, Carter and Lucic disappeared as a dominant line. Everybody across the board underperformed.
On top of that, when every game is one goal game, you can’t afford having 3 or 4 horrible calls going against you that result in goals. Just nothing went their way. That’s how it goes sometimes. The Sharks are a great team. You aren’t going to dominate a team like that for 60 minutes every game. You are going to get outplayed at times. You have to want it to get through that adversity.
They are not trading Dustin Brown. They would have to retain half his salary to get it done, and it is worth the difference to keep him when you consider he is the most physical guy on the team and their leader. If it was not for Brown, they would’ve gotten swept. Move Gaborik & Muzzin for a top 2 d-man.
John Hoven says
Brown was available in the right deal last summer. We even reported it a few times, including here http://mayorsmanor.com/2015/05/kings-contracts-heating-up-cooling-off-and-the-buyout/
Dan Zimring says
It must not have been the right deal since it didn’t get done, right? I don’t think anyone in their right mind would consider Brown untouchable. More like untradeable without retaining a big chunk of the salary. I’d rather have the player (above average third liner he may be) than carry that much dead money for that long.
John..is there a way to get a transcript of the audio. .I am a visual person. Like to pause, and absorb information..works better for me if I see writen word.
John Hoven says
No transcript available. However, feel free to listen to the audio over and over.