January 30th, 2013, 02:26 PM #21
Honestly Loktionov doesn't fit on this team. It is too deep at center and his skill is not that of a 3rd or 4th line type center. He isn't a grinder etc. He wasn't good on the wing at all and he played with Kopitar. He looked better at center when he played but still maybe a 2nd line center for a young and rebuilding type team. Richards and Kopitar are long term and Carter can play center too. Loktionov deserves to go somewhere and have a real shot.
But he should have done this behind closed doors because now his value won't be as much as if this wasn't now made known. Either way I don't think we will get more then another prospect or a 2nd rounder maybe.
January 30th, 2013, 02:30 PM #22
Ummm you do realize Bernier is in the NHL, be it a back up for now, but to call him with his talent a career minor leaguer is friggin hilarious. Know your team you cheer for at least. Well at least those who are on the current team even.
Originally Posted by pg1067
January 30th, 2013, 03:07 PM #23
What about Lokti and Bernier To Winnipeg for Byfuglien and 2nd round draft? Id be down
January 30th, 2013, 03:25 PM #24
Loktionov doesn't fit on any team. There is too much depth in the NHL an he can't hang. The dude is too small and gets pushed off the puck too easily. Those expecting a trade to get something significant in return are crazy. For a skilled guy his stats suck in the AHL. Forget about him people and move on.
January 30th, 2013, 03:31 PM #25
Lokti/Forbert for Terasenko. Right a wrong from the 2010 draft....PLEASE!!!!!
January 30th, 2013, 03:35 PM #26
That's just not gonna happen.
Originally Posted by backofthenet
What do you have against Forbort anyway?
BTW, after 5 points in his first 2 games, Tarasenko has only 3 in his last 4, 2 being assists.
Last edited by Bogey; January 30th, 2013 at 03:39 PM.
January 30th, 2013, 03:40 PM #27
Loktionov Brings Offense,Stoll Brings Nothing!
With LA's offense continuing to struggle I'd trade Lokti's offense for Stoll's lack of offense anyday! How about trading Stoll,Lewis,Fraser...so Lokti gets his chance to provide offense!Maybe AntonyStewart gets brought up to and they get put with either SGagne or KClifford! Then when the season ends the Kings sign Moller and Holloway to 1-way deals,they are ready!
Originally Posted by TooCool
January 30th, 2013, 03:45 PM #28
That was sort of my initial feeling too, but on 2nd thought Im not sure it really matters. It's pretty clear to anybody that the Kings have their top 3 centers locked up and this guy doesn't fit in. Even if he hadn't requested a trade publicly, i would sort of expect that
Originally Posted by Bojanglz
the start to any trade dealing this guy away would go something along the lines of, "He's a good center, but doesn't fit into our short term plans and deserves to play on another team at the NHL level..."
Good luck to this guy, hope he gets a shot somewhere else.
January 30th, 2013, 03:56 PM #29
Loktionov is a quality player with a good upside. He doesn't fit in the Kings system and the team is too deep at center. Don't forget, Carter was a center to wing transplant too. Loktionov asking for a trade is a nod to management for stocking the team with centers. Being deep at center and defense is a proven blueprint for playoff success.
The big problem is what the return is, and who in the system can take his place as the emergency call up that can competently plug a hole as needed.
Having an NHL ready (and he's proven he is) center asking for a trade b/c of playing time is what you call a high-class problem.
January 30th, 2013, 04:00 PM #30
I think Loktionov had his chance to provide offense last year and it didn't pan out. In a full season his offensive stats are about the same as Stoll's. But minus the faceoff ability. I'm not a big Stoll fan but he's much more valuable. I do think the kings should have upgraded in the off-season. I would have loved for them to get another offensive center and move Stoll down to the 4th line. Loktionov just isn't the one that can provide it.