In honor of the open air strip club that we enjoy every October 31st, let’s chew through 10 trick or treats that will poison or sweeten the season.
Johnson is off to a nice start this year, and I wonder if Doughty/JMFJ is a homeless man’s Yzerman/Fedorov. Like Fedorov seemed to take his game to another level when Stevie Y was out, Jack has stepped it up in Donuts’ absences the last two seasons.
With great responsibility, comes great power?
Trick: Donuts Eats Too Much Candy This Halloween
While he hasn’t done much so far this season, at least the kid nicknamed Donuts (who lost 15 pounds just to get ready for the ‘08 Draft) appears svelte. But though we’re talking about LA, seven million a year better pay for more than skinny.
Treat: Drew Earns His $7 Million
Want to get paid more than Anze? Prove you’re worth it.
If we can get more than 70 games each out of Simon Gagne and Justin Williams this season, I’d be ecstatic. And if they’re healthy to start the playoffs...I’d buy that for a dollar!
Treat: We Get a Third Line
But he also likes cuffing players (a la Handzus-Simmonds, Kopitar-Williams) like a fantasy football maestro. So our third best center, Jarret Stoll, needs his Larry Fishburne.
Dean Lombardi tried addressing this when he signed Ethan Moreau and Trent Hunter, but both old dudes have played like old dudes so far. Does Dean deal one of his spare puck-moving defenders or Matt Greene for Morpheus?
Trick: Please. Not. Again.
This was just cruel.
Treat: Quick Is Quick in the Playoffs
Jonathan Quick has been mostly middling and occasionally spectacular in his playoff career, and he must put a run together for the Kings to advance. Potvin got hot in ‘01, Hrudey was the horse in ‘93 and that pretty much covers Kings goalie playoff history.
It’s a blank book (and contract) for Quick to write.