But … the likelihood is he’s calling Edmonton, or Washington or Montreal, asking about some of their older AHL players who might be available. My guess? He’s offering Etem and Palmieri plus a first rounder for Joffrey Lupul.
It’s November though, so while you are getting the turkey and stuffing ready, pull up OCregister.com or something and check it out. The annual quote is coming: “if the players think I’m firing the coach, they have another thing coming”.
This is a man with no plan. He bounces from one transaction to the next as if the sun wasn’t coming up tomorrow. How many “projects” can a team bring through before they acquire a guy that is actually achieving? I mean Anaheim is the place Steve Eminnger, Kyle Chipchura, Aaron Voros … they were all going to benefit from the change of scenery. This year it’s Andrew Gordon off the Washington scrapheap, the 46 year old scrappy AHL superstar busy killing penalties while amassing 1 point 20 games in and Nik Hagman who was sent to the minors from Calgary, who no one claimed but us, on his way back through re-entry waivers! That sentence is a quadruple run on but that’s OK cause Murray quadruple sucks. Last year Mara and Lilja and Sutton were the guys he “had his eye on”! This year he claims he had his eye on Hagman for over a year! Right, so that he could watch him suck, get cut in Calgary, clear waivers and then clear the few teams below us back on re-entry waivers. At that point the game was over, Bob was all coiled up like a viper and he struck and struck hard! “With the 5th pick in the re-entry scrapheap dumpsterdiving leftovers from CALGARY of all fucking places, the Mighty Ducks of …. errr … the Anaheim Ducks select Center Niklas Hagman. He is s a center, right? Oh shit!”