May 19th, 2006, 11:31 AM #11
As much as I dislike Nolan, I think he will be a King.
Originally Posted by JJ289
With his injuries it will be a very low-risk move (ie 1 year, $750,000 maybe with some bonuses - since he missed a whole year he will be eligible for a contract with incentives) with some upside and there is too much history there with Lombardi and Crawford to think that this isn't a strong possibility. Nolan put up 34 goals in 54 games playing under Crawford and clearly is a favorite of Lombardi.
May 19th, 2006, 12:37 PM #12
If our offseason moves include Owen Nolan and Trevor Linden we're going nowhere fast.
May 19th, 2006, 12:44 PM #13
Don't know if i agree with everythign you said but great post and i apprecaite the information..
May 19th, 2006, 12:51 PM #14
I just want to say that the original post in this thread is one of the best I've seen around here in a long time.
May 19th, 2006, 12:52 PM #15
It's probably too soon to say that right now. So far I think there are only five forwards who will definitely be back:
Originally Posted by Blikian29
IF Nolan is signed I don't think they would rely on him for much. I don't think you could expect more than 50 games out of him but he will be cheap and could produce.
IF Linden was signed it would be as a 4th liner who could bring experience and leadership and help out with the kids.
I doubt Linden leaves Vancouver but I would expect at least one vet like him to be acquired. I expect Nolan to maybe be an 8-9th forward who could help the PP if healthy.
May 19th, 2006, 01:04 PM #16
You're a damn fine and knowledgeable poster dizzyd!!
Since you've followed Crawford so long and mention pros and cons to each coach, what do YOU see as Crawford's pros and cons in LA?
GoldJet, do you really believe the Kings weren't serious about winning? Or that players didn't think they were? I don't see how anyone could think they weren't serious...they just got snakebit year after year by injuries.
I do think it's funny to see some folks around here who hated AM for the way he treated players get so happy about hiring Crawford who was pretty well hated by his players at every job by the time he left. Quite a few Avs players openly talked badly about him and it was clear this season in Vancouver that many didn't like him and they quit on him just like Kings players quit on AM.
I'm just fine with this hire (and DL) and I'm excited about next season already, but it's amusing to see the same critics of "unproven" DT and "bad-with-players" AM heap praise on "unproven" DL and "bad-with-players" MC.
May 19th, 2006, 01:08 PM #17
Seriously. Whatever happened to "the new NHL requires foot-speed"?
Originally Posted by Blikian29
May 19th, 2006, 01:10 PM #18
When Crawford was let go no one really had anything negative to say about him in Vancouver from the players stand point. When AM left, a quite a few guys said things or hinted at things...
I don't know about the Crawford move, but I will tell you this I will take Dean Lombardi and Marc Crawford over Tim Leiweke, Dave Taylor, and Andy Murray any day of the week and I'm sure any hockey insider will agree.
May 19th, 2006, 01:37 PM #19
I agree about Jovo as well. I think he may be a great guy to get here.
May 19th, 2006, 01:41 PM #20