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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.