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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Kings Acquire Typical French Player

The Kings traded Ned Lukacevic and Patrick Hersley for Denis Gauthier and a 2nd-round pick in 2010. Denis Gauthier, you may remember, was the defenseman for Phoenix that gave Jeremy Roenick a concussion in a preseason game a few years ago, causing Sean Avery to comment, ""I think it was typical of most French guys in our league with a visor on, running around and playing tough and not back anything up." The Flyers recently waived Gauthier to make room for their bloated contracts, so the Kings do the Flyers a favor by absorbing his $2.2 million dollar contract and pick up a 2nd for their troubles. Not bad.

Gauthier is a big hitter but kind of sucks at everything else. He'll probably play low minutes and hurt someone this season. The Kings may suck next year, but they're sure going to start some shit:

Jarret Stoll: 122 hits
Matt Greene: 64 hits (in 46 games)
Denis Gauthier: 111 hits (in 43 games)

That on top of Brown, Johnson, Ivanans and Blake. Oh, and with the acquisition of Stoll and now Gauthier, I'd say this ensure the Kings aren't going to sign Sean Avery.


Alexander Dubcek said...

FYI: Rich Hammond is reporting "strong rumblings" of a possible trade sending Nikolai Khabibulin to L.A.

It's too bad the departed Cold Warrior-in-chief, Ronnie "Bonzo" Reagan isn't still alive in California so he could come down to Staples and ramble incoherently about "Mr. Lombardi, tear down this wall!"

RudyKelly said...

Well the Blackhawks have to trade him if they sign Brian Campbell to go along with Huet. Why not, as long as we get him for nothing.

Mike in OC said...

They got Campbell. (Chicago)

[SARCASIM] That worked out good San Jose [/SARCASIM]

jamestobrien said...

Well, one good thing about Stoll: he's a beast in the polygonal faceoff circle in NHL 08.

I once called him the Hakeem Olajuwon of faceoffs.