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  1. #1
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    Kings Get Richards

    Just wanted to hear thoughts on the Mike Richards trade.

    I hated it at first because of Schenn, but I'm starting to come around. Lombardi, Murray and Hextall all came from the Flyers organization and they all say great things about him. He's a proven leader and is still only 26. We now have a lot of players signed long term that can help us make a run for the next few years.

    Giving up Simmonds really doesn't bother me because I feel that he has really underachieved but I'm worried that Schenn has the ability to make us second guess this trade in a few years.

    But we now have Brown, Kopitar, Williams, Richards, Stoll, Penner, and Richardson up front and Johnson, Doughty, Greene, Scuderi, and Mitchell on the blueline. Fill in the blanks from there and I like that team. We are also getting cap relief from Smyth and Handzus coming off the books so that could be what we use to fill in those blanks.

    Thoughts???

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    I like the move alot, I think this takes us to the next level and its a win soon move.

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    As a Flyers fan I hated this move. If you win the cup next year, philly will look stupid for trading their captain, especially with Richards ability to shut down the top line from the other team.

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    I love the move. Now we need a top line LW.

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    you guys have zero fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimCirino View Post
    you guys have zero fans.


    No wait, we're all just on Let's go Kings!

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    you guys don't deserve richards or gagne. no fans.

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    ^ Jerk

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjvacad View Post
    ^ Jerk
    Wow, I agree. He's upset though and for good reason. His team just traded away their captain and assistant captain after they were in the finals last year.

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    Ha your right I am pretty much just mad we traded away Richards. Gagne...not soo much although we all wanted him to sign back with us. Finals was two seasons ago but not a big deal.

    Schenn is sick though and he has the ability to be better than Richards. And Simmonds is the man I am sure you guys will miss him...but not too much as you now have a sick team this year so good luck.

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    Man i cantwait to see this Kings team next season.. Their going to be awesome

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    The kings should definitely be near the top of the conference this year.

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    i love this trade!!!! richards is a beast on the forecheck and a hell of a PK man. he plays perfect for our system, he should fit in right away.


    as for losing schenn and simmer.... i was looking forward to our third line of clifford-schenn-simmer but schenns upside was that of richards (and even if he turns out to be better, i still think both teams win this trade) and simmer would have been a great 3rd liner for us, nothing more nothing less... sorry to see them both go and wish them great careers!

    i think both teams win on this trade.

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    Good move for the Kings...sad to see Simmonds go but I agree he underwhelmed me during his stay in La.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimCirino View Post
    you guys don't deserve richards or gagne. no fans.
    Really no fans. The Kings have one of the most loyal fan bases in hockey.

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