Lokti Pancakes and Bernie to anybody for a 1st round.
As I said in the Preds thread, I have a feeling (may well be sleep deprivation but I will go with it) that the team will see some major changes going into next season, are the kids going to get a chance, I don't think so, I can see a bunch of them being shipped somewhere for a top line scorer.
There is more chance for players on the D side of things than the O, but the upcoming off season should be interesting.
Last edited by Thud; February 1st, 2013 at 05:18 AM.
Anyways sorry to get off topic some.
I'm not so sure Ottawa is a destination for Lokti. They have players within their system with more size and higher projected ceiling. Florida might be a better destination specially since they are likely to move Weiss at some point this season. Lokti is not worth a lot in the market but I always thought he could make it in Detriot..
Spectors Hockey | NHL Morning Rumor Mill – February 2, 2013.ESPN.COM: Craig Custance recently reported LA Kings forward Andrei Loktionov’s availability is nothing new. “GMs were alerted in the past that he was on the market and the response has been underwhelming”, writes Custance, who adds the asking price is likely a fifth-round pick.
It then goes back to an issue of contributing in the little ways when you're not putting up numbers so that you're not a liability on the ice and that you've got intangibles that you can chip in to the overall success of the team. That part I think is what he should have been focusing on developing, but looks like frustration may have won out.
I can't totally fault him though, seeing as how well things are going for his buddy Voynov and the relative stagnation he's stuck in.
Loktionov is worth next to nothing on an NHL team. If he compensated for his lack of size and injury history with prolific scoring he might have some value. But he is a modest 5th in scoring on the Monarchs and being far outshone by the kids. His future is in Europe. Dean would be lucky to get a 4th or 5th for him at this point.