You see the guy who looks like the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man after he got hit with a proton beam? DO NOT TRADE HIM. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to make conditions to the Kings since they just won that thing but I have a few, uh, requests for them to keep in mind as we head towards July 1st:
1) Don't trade Andrei Loktionov and give him a shot on the wing
2) Make sure, no matter what, that Trevor Lewis isn't starting the season on the 3rd line
4) Overall, make additions with the eye towards adding offense, especially along the third line
5) No Irish
That's it. That's all reasonable, right? Go after Zach Parise, re-sign Dustin Penner, bring Bud Holloway over, whatever. I personally think the Kings should pursue internal options and look for something during the season/at the deadline... but hey, whatever. You guys get a pass this season.
If you trade Loktionov, though...
I will hunt you.
I will find you.
And I will whine incessantly.
One more fun game: count how many of the defensemen in your organization would make the Ducks' defensive squad next season. I think the Kings have 10:
Do it for your own team! I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.