NHL Blog Beat – Saturday, February 18, 2012.

Time for the Kings to address futility…But should they trade Jack Johnson to do it?…Five potential trade targets for the Bruins…Cold, hard facts about the Wild…The buyers and sellers of the 2012 NHL trade deadline…A musical tribute to Rick Nash’s trade list.

FROZEN ROYALTY: It’s time for LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi to address his team’s offensive futility….

Could the Kings shop Johnson for a scorer?

SURLY & SCRIBE’S LA KINGS HOCKEY BLOG: …but if Lombardi trades Jack Johnson to do it, his hockey soul should be set ablaze!

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It could take Johnson to land the kind of quality scoring forward the Kings need to address those offensive woes.

THE HOCKEY WRITERS: Bob Mand lists five potential trade targets for the Boston Bruins. One of them is Mark Streit. I’ll leave it to Islanders fans to explain why that won’t happen.

THE TEAM OF 18,001: Giles Ferrell presents some cold, hard facts about the Minnesota Wild. I agree with every one of them.

DOWN GOES BROWN: An irreverent look at the buyers and sellers of the 2012 trade deadline. Here’s a taste:

Buyer: Toronto Maple Leafs – As always Brian Burke will be looking to add size up front; ideally, a player so large that he can also play defense and goalie since that’s where the team’s actual weakness is.

It’s funny, because it’s true…No, wait, it’s sad because it’s true…Whatever, it’s still true…

THE ROYAL HALF: Presents a musical tribute to Rick Nash’s trade list.

1 Comment

  1. If the Wings are looking for a 5th D and they have a deal with Tampa …… Stevie Y and Ken Holland are like brothers, then just get the damn trade completed!! He’d be a nice rental player and Stevie Y gets him off the books. It’s not like either Tampa or Detroit is going to sign him next year. I also think Gaustad would be a perfect fit in Detroit and potentially a player that Holland might consider on a 2 or 3 year deal for the Wings??

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