Goodbye to four

I had a couple questions about this over the weekend, so I got an answer from Dean Lombardi. If you’re maintaining a list of Kings prospects, you can now scratch off the following four names: Bryan Cameron, Matt Fillier, Josh Kidd and Linden Rowat. They have not been re-signed by the Kings and will be eligible either to be drafted again this month, or for free agency.

What are the Kings losing? Cameron, 20, scored 37 goals in the OHL this season. Filler, 20, was a 20-goal scorer in the QMJHL. Kidd, a 20-year-old defenseman, played 33 games for Manchester last season. Rowat, a 19-year-old goalie, had a 3.07 goals-against average in the WHL and then played two games for the Ontario Reign.

By the way, looks like you can flush my “Pens in 6” prediction. This weekend’s lesson? Never underestimate the power of the Evil Empire…

I got some quotes from Lombardi about last week’s draft combine, which I will try to post a bit later. He’s in Pittsburgh now, for a GM meeting and some work with Team USA.

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  • anthonyy

    I thought DL was big on prospects and keeping this team as one of the youngest.
    Dumping 20 yeards already, huh.

    The one that raised my eyebrow the most was Josh Kidd. Big guy whose a stay at home.
    Duh, DL, isn’t that one of our greatest needs.
    BAAAAAAAH.

  • AK47

    uhmmmmmmmm Bryan Cameron?!?!?!?!
    What’s DL thinking?

  • WWAMD

    Bryan Cameron just adds to the list of bone head moves that Dean has made. He picked a good player in Cameron and now lets him walk…Its the same ol….same ol situation! Getting tired of this dejavu

  • Moondoggie

    I’m kinda curious about Bryan Cameron too. Any comment Rich? Looked like a good prospect to me. Maybe DL didn’t think he had what it took to play in the NHL…..

    Thoughts please.

  • tantrum4

    WWAMD,

    Then go cheer for someone else…if this Cameron kid is making a name for himeslef in the NHL in 5 years, then you have the right to bash DL. Until then, you know nothing about running an NHL franchise and have no leg to stand on to support your tirelss bashing. Same goes for you anthonyy….

  • PaulCat1969

    Ah the Stupid Trilogy comments again.

    Guys -Take it easy. Dean has his reasons and you guys simply don’t know as much as he does. I am guessing its a financial reason or perhaps he and his staff saw something in their skill level that didn’t appeal to him. These guys are not the make or break players of our future. There is a new draft in a few weeks with more players to come. Stop looking for something to criticize Dean about and move on….it really is getting old.

    Rich – Can you ask Dean what exactly his role is with Team USA? I would love to hear what he has to say about the 2010 Olympic Games.

  • Fake Anthony

    Oh dear, Dean decided not to sign a prospect with third line potential. Those are surely hard to come by!

  • mrbrett7

    This isn’t really hard.

    1st of all, your only allowed to have a certain amount of players signed to contracts at any given time. I don’t know how many the Kings have at this point (entire organization), but it’s pretty obvious that if you don’t sign these kids, then they didn’t make the cut, period.

    Just because someone scores 37 goals in the OHL does not make him a future NHL superstar. In fact, a rather large portion of Junior prospects who score in bunches can barely compete in the AHL, let alone the NHL.

    Rowat obviously didn’t have it. Both Cameron and Kidd are running into “numbers” (already have bunches in their position), and Fillier is gone to make room for new “recruits”. People also forget there is a new draft coming up in 26 days, and that another handful of kids will be coming in.

  • Ziggy Stardust

    For all you crybabies whining about the loss of Bryan Cameron (who was an overage junior player btw), I have two names for you: Justin Papineau and Corey Locke.

  • BGB

    Four guys who haven’t played a game in the NHL. Oh no, the sky is falling.

  • Paul from Oxnard

    30 goals in Canadian Juniors is like 5 goals in the NHL. Lombardi had to sign them or lose them, and as was pointed out there are roster limits. I have no problem with these 4 hitting the bricks.

  • Chewy Rocky Horror

    Nice one PaulCat1969! “Stupid trilogy” LOL!

  • -J

    mr brett7- you’re absolutely right, and even beyond that, teams have a cap on the number of players they can hold rights to, signed or unsigned. This appears to be a numbers move.

    Thanks for chuckle anthonyy… Have you ever even seen Josh Kidd play?

  • Vasquez

    Unless you’ve actually seen these four play, then relax:……

    Linden Rowat:

    A decent goaltender for a terrible Regina team, showed decent numbers in the WHL but in two games in the ECHL was AWFUL, will never be more than an ECHL goaltender. An with Martin Jones in the mix, we don’t need him.

    Bryan Cameron:

    Scored A LOT, on a solid team. Was very soft and did not know how to use his size, against teams like ANA,SJ, DAL, that does not fly.

    Josh Kidd:

    Awful, period. Big, slow, not mean enough, not a good enough fighter. Saw him play often in MAN and he was plain out of place.

    Matt Fillier:

    A smaller fighter in the QMJHL, and not a good one. Fought Jack Johnson and got beat a few years back at a prospects camp, not a good sign. NOt big enough to be a heavie, not skilled enough to be anything else. Think Aaron Downey with less fighting skills and hockey knowledge

  • Irish Pat

    It’s a bummer for these 4 lads that they won’t be re-signed, but this comes off as a positive to me. DL has finally gotten to the point where he can be picky and choosy with the prospects he wants or doesn’t want on the Kings road to glory. Ditching a few prospects (key word) is no big whoop. I’m sure someone will point out that the Monarchs didn’t make the postseason, but does anyone really think these players are the solution? Good luck Cameron, Fillier, Rowat and Kidd. I hope your dream of playing in the NHL one day comes true.

  • WWAMD

    My motto is I’m not smiling till I see a cup in LA.

    Dean hasn’t done a THING to make me smile. All you supporters are being brainwashed by his hopes and dreams speeches. This GM doesn’t STFU and feeds us BS on a weekly basis. When is he going to feed us playoffs? Winning? Cup?

    Never for as long as you support his bone head moves!

    When has Dean taken a STEP FORWARD? We are stuck in a cycle of “almost” getting better, and when its time to improve, we lose more players for picks! or broken pieces!

  • JB

    Rich- How about starting a thread called, “Idiot King Fans that hated Brad Stuart”.

    I think Anthony can be #1 on that list.

    Seriously, anyone that questions DLs abilities to assess talent (especially when it comes to role players) just need to look at Stuart & Handzus. These were veteran guys brought in to “bridge” us to the future. They filled certain roles and had specific talents. Heck any of us knuckleheads on this blog could GM for the 1st round of a draft. But as Detroit has shown the value comes in later rounds and implementing a system w/ their minor team that feeds into the big club.

    Yeah there were some flop signings by DL but in all reality he can’t be held responsible for injuries (McCauley) or the fact there weren’t players knocking the door down to come to LA.

    I can’t wait until your next Q&A w/ DL. I have a slew of “nuts and bolt” questions I’d love to ask.

    1. It seems Detroit has benefitted w/ their minor league team being just down the road. DL has already talked about Manchester teaching the same system. Is geographic proximity another benefit? Is DL hoping that Ontario somehow brings that benefit to LA?

    2. Trades- What happens when teams trade or sign players? I would love to know about the mechanics of a deal. Take the Sullivan trade. What about that deal leaking made Edmonton ask for more in return? Did they not know we were getting Williams? Who initiated that deal?

    Maybe this all too much to hope for a GM to share.

  • Buster

    Cameron did NOT have the Kings tattooed on his butt. He said that he was a DUCKS fan. I can already see why HE was never signed by the Kings.

  • BakoCAcameraGuy

    Saw Rowat play at the end of the season for the Reign–beat my Condors in a shootout, was okay not great…

    Don’t we have enough goalies? Doesn’t Rowat’s demise reflect upon the qualities of our goalies?

  • PaulCat1969

    WWAMD,

    Let me know if you think these would be seen as positives or not:

    1) Signing Kopitar to a long term deal.
    2) Trading Lubo for Greene and Stoll – You may have liked Lubo but getting Greene and Stoll helped this team in far more ways than having Lubo on this team would have.
    3) Our recent drafts.
    4) Picking up Quincey off the waiver wire.
    5) Having the security to not jump a or make a trade for a goaltender when so many of the answers are being solved from within.
    6) I will give you that the Williams/O’Sullivan trade will have to depend on Williams rebounding from his injury but at each of their peaks, I will take Williams in a heartbeat.

  • variable

    it seems like the kings lead the league in “prospects”…
    i’ve never followed a team that’s overflowing w/potentiality…

    a few weeks away from the draft…and that will give us some more…

    maybe this was more of a house cleaning move by d.l. to make room for this year’s incoming crop of “potentiality”…

  • jet

    King has the best chance of the five. Good moves

  • BakoCAcameraGuy
  • Cricket

    I don’t know anything about Cameron but I just think back on Yanick Lehoux. Guy played in the QMJHL and had 125 pts and 56 goals in 66 games one year, and the year before had 135 pts and 67 goals in 70 games. Yet he’s done nothing at the NHL level. Played a handful of games for Phoenix. Seems pretty relegated to the AHL still, and he was drafted like 6-8 years ago.

  • Quisp

    Folk, listen. The NHL has this thing called a roster limit. What it means is, the Kings can only have 50 players signed to a contract at any one time. Junior players who have not yet made the jump to pro don’t count. Unsigned draft picks obviously don’t count because they are unsigned. By my count, which may be contain a couple of errors since I’m not sure of the status of some players and I’m going off memory (e.g. Mullen, Murray), the Kings have the following players under contract for next season (UFAs who are unsigned and who I think will walk, are in parentheses):

    Kopitar
    Brown
    Frolov
    Handzus
    Stoll
    Williams
    Simmonds
    Moller
    Zeiler
    Ivanans
    Richardson
    Purcell
    Boyle
    Lewis
    Clich
    Clune
    Westgarth
    Moulson
    (Calder)
    (Armstrong)
    Doughty
    Preissing
    Johnson
    (Gauthier)
    SOD
    Greene
    Harrold
    Quincey
    Drewiske
    Ersberg
    Quick
    Bernier
    Hickey
    Teubert
    Voinov
    Zatkoff
    Martinez
    Azevedo
    Parse
    Bagnall
    Campbell
    Gauthier (Gabe)
    Holloway
    Meckler
    Piskula
    Taylor
    Murray
    Mullen
    King

    That’s 46 names. 49 counting the UFAs who will be let go. But it does include Preissing, who I think will be bought out.

    Who is not on that list?

    Meyers
    Jones
    Loktionov
    Roe
    Wudrick
    Turnbull
    Nolet
    —-
    Kidd
    Cameron
    Rowat
    Fillier

    The last four are the ones who were let go. Of the others, Roe will stay in college for another year (unsigned), Meyers I believe is done with college and will sign and play in Manchester (he’s the big bodied d man taking Kidd’s place, i would assume), Jones is signed already but is still in juniors (he’s played four seasons in juniors so I assume he’ll be going to Manchester), Loktionov is eligible to go to Manchester because he’s Russian and there’s no agreement, and Wudrick could conceivably make the Kings out of camp. That’s potentially four names to add to the list.

    46 + 4 = 50, which is the limit. Keep in mind, also, the Kings are looking to add a UFA or two potentially, and there is the draft coming up. Some drafted kids may (like Voinov and Doughty, and ultimately Teubert, last year) end up counting against the limit.

    So let’s just play it safe and say that the Kings are likely to sign at least one UFA name this summer (high end? SOD-like d-man? whatever…) and draft one kid who ends up getting a contract. That brings the number to 52, potentially.

    Now, who knows what’s going to happen with Loktionov or Wudrick (etc.) in camp in the fall, or who will be signed this summer…we certainly don’t. And like I said, I might be wrong about the statuses of a couple of those names. That doesn’t change the fact that DL (with his huge pool of viable prospects) is the one whose job it is to manage that list. I like (in particular) Cameron as much as the next guy (and was kind of surprised to see him cut loose), but signing a player to a contract means there’s another guy you can’t sign.

    A year ago, DL picked Loktionov, Azevedo, Roe and Cameron. Did he know how he was going to rank those four players a year later? No. I think he did an amazing job at last year’s draft. Not everyone can stay in the system.

  • Cricket

    BTW, for what it’s worth, hockey’s future gave Cameron a 6.0 C and the talent analysis projected him as a gritty thrid line center. If 3rd line center really is his future role, well…take a number.

    And grain of salt, I know, but Fillier is a 4.5 D, Kidd is a 6.0 D, and Rowat a 6.0 C.

  • mrbrett7

    Thank you Quisp. Not that some certain people will read your post, but thank you.

  • Lucas

    I second the thanks Quisp. Your posts are always a breath of fresh air.

    Your blog needs more traffic.

    Sometimes I think Rich tries to stoke the Stupid Trilogy’s anti-DL hate on purpose.

  • khanon81

    PaulCat1969,

    Well said… DL made a wonderful trade by dealing Lubo for two North Americans with heart, not to mention trading away the often soft, small, wimpy, and heartless POS for JW… DL is doing great and you “knowledgeable” fans need to take a step back and think a little…

  • 28 KINGS

    Great post Quisp.Great explanation on the why’s and how’s of managing a roster. It’s a shame “The Trilogy” will never read this far down or even understand it.

  • -J

    Nice list/breakdown quisp. To add to that one area I think you allude to but didn’t state is that from the minute players are drafted, the rights holding team has a finite time in which to sign the draftee. In general it is two years for NA players (though there are many variables and exceptions). As all of the four were drafted two years ago (cameron was drafted in 07, not 08 with loktionov et al) so their time was up. The deadline to sign them, as stipulated in the CBA, is/was June 1. So it’s not that DL just decided to dump them, as was suggested by a certain cabal of posters.

  • 28 KINGS

    Great post Quisp.Great explanation on the why’s and how’s of managing a roster. It’s a shame “The Trilogy” will never read this far down or even understand it.

  • Quisp

    -J

    Agreed on all counts. I was too lazy to look up Cameron’s draft year. I was not aware of the June 1 deadline, but it makes sense of course given the fact that there would have to be a deadline before the draft in order for them to be eligible to be re-selected in the draft.

  • PaulCat1969

    Wow…I love how this “Trilogy” thing is sticking. I actually meant to put “Trinity” but hey whatever works!!

  • BakoCAcameraGuy

    Quispie,

    Once again, you’ve saved us from a fate worse than death… ignorance.

    Not everyone can stay in the system-amen.

  • BakoCAcameraGuy

    Hey…

    Variable, Quisp=part of the Trinity

    Trinity Vs. the Trilogy…

    Ahhh, the puns!

  • PaulCat1969

    As I have said in several previous posts, we should a be saving our favorite WWAMD, Anthonyy and AK47 and all their little “Legion of Gloom” anti-DL comments so when the Kings make the big deal and transaction we can all put it on them to reply.

    I promise I will hold them accountable for every obnoxious thing they have ever said on this site and promise to make them stand up and swallow their own words.

  • variable

    QUISP…

    tip of my hat, sir…
    i guess i was vague when i said “house cleaning”…
    yes…there’s 50-man contract limit per team…i thought that was more understood…thanks for correctly explaining the situation…

    guys…

    i don’t understand…we can’t have everybody…?!
    there are rules and 29 other teams out there who also get their 50 under contract, as well…
    this was…well…a small house cleaning to clear some room and look ahead…

    i think it becomes more and more obvious with every story who is pro-d.l. or no-d.l…it’s becoming like a ballot issue…maybe we should have buttons made for both sides…

    i never thought of d.l. as such a polarizing figure before i came to this site…

  • JDM

    PaulCat,

    No need to save anything.

    Rich has great archives, and you won’t have to click too far to find a hefty amount of doom and gloom posts.

    Quisp,

    You’re breakdown is great, though I think you’re list might be a little long in the tooth.

    I kind of doubt a couple of RFA’s will be back, like Gabe Gauthier and Moulson. Until we qualify those players (Parse, Westgarth, Piskula, Taylor, Dravecky, Murray) I don’t think we can assume they will be here next to count against the 50 limit come July 1st.

    While I fully expect Westgarth and Taylor to get qualified, I’m not so sure about Murray, Piskula and Dravecky, and to a lesser extent, Parse.

    I think Mullen has been long gone from the organization, and to add one to your list, [but not mine ;) ], that Elkin’s guy is RFA too.

    It really sucks that this is big news for us in early June…

  • variable

    BAKO…

    friend, yr too kind…and there’s room for a third…:)

    PAULCAT is right…

    i didn’t want to go out and name names and be blacklisted from hop sing’s fine cantonese restaurant…but…yeah…those three would like to do some phila-busting…(appropriate word, huh?)

    but hey…(personally)…this is not a slam…
    we all have plenty to say on the subject, so carry on…
    but maybe we can all stand to appropriately mix it up from time to time…
    i like the fact that mostly everybody here really reads each others comments and responds,accordingly…to me, besides rich’s top-notch reporting, that’s the reason i like to participate w/all y’alls…

    hmmmm…i wonder in jj sr. is ready to give another “state of my son” speech this week…?

  • PaulCat1969

    I swear I am hopeful that Rich can give us one topic a day to discuss. We are 40 comments into the non-signing of 4 meaningless players. I cant wait for the draft and July 1 but until that time it is clear that will discuss anything pertaining to the Kings!

  • 28 KINGS

    Just wait til Lombardi passes on Schenn and trades down to select Louis LeBlanc. The Trilogy will be in full meltdown mode.

  • BakoCAcameraGuy

    Variable–
    I’d be honored. Don’t know if I’d be worthy, though… :)

    28 KINGS–
    Louis LeBlanc? You would pick a potential Ivy Leaguer… but from Harvard, potentially? Someone to follow Parros, no doubt. Where is the DL Flyers connection?

  • PowrrrPlay

    All very good comments and truths behind each and every one. What DL does in most cases is no different than all the the other GM’s. But don’t kid yourself, there is politics in this. More so in the Kings case. Yup, clean house and all that stuff, no room for Cameron etc etc etc but I must add this piece of fodder.

    Draft eligible 2004 free agent NHL signing of Patrick Mullen, your new all star 5′ 9″ 160lb 23 year old defenseman. WTH? Do you really swallow that? That is a “LOL”. Just my opinion but DL better start writing more letters to the fans as DL has more political moves than Trick Dick and Slick Willy all rolled into one. I am still laughing.

    Cheers.

  • LBlocal

    With respect.. Could you expand the trilogy to a quadrilogy, scratching in Cristobal, thereby proclaiming ‘goodbye to four’?

  • -J

    to be fair, I wouldn’t lump AK47 in with the DL hater’s club at all. AK47 just seems to be a victim of proximity in this thread. But no worries, cristobal/eat the rich, or whatever he’s going by these days, is a more than capable replacement.

    JDM- Mullen was signed back in April and has a year on his contract left. As for Elkins, that’s an interesting situation- I get DL burning a year of a contract to perhaps circumvent the signing bonus/incentives clauses of the CBA, but in Elkin’s case, they only singed him for a year. So basically the kings just “bought” his rights by giving him a “1 year” contract, or am i missing something.

  • 28 KINGS

    “Where is the DL Flyers connection?”
    Given the six-degrees of separation theory, I’m sure one of the 3 will find it.

    Here’s a good article on LeBlanc:
    http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=423360

  • -J

    “Leblanc said he wants to model himself after a complete player like Mike Richards, the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers, who plays responsibly in the offensive, neutral and defensive zones.” -http://www.westislandchronicle.com/article-331639-Habs-could-shop-locally-in-upcoming-NHL-draft.html

    I guess its as good as done.

  • macdup

    I am going to totally hijack this thread and maybe help Rich out… I was checking out Google’s Wave platform [http://wave.google.com/] and immediately thought of this blog and how great it would be in that technology. I know Rich brought up the question in the past about going it alone or some sort of pay service. This blog would be awesome with that technology behind it.

    And Quisp, your posts are always awesome and your blog is in my RSS feed and home page cause you are informative and funny ;-). Wow the dulldrums of another long summer has some boring topics and hijacks. I guess when you have a Kings fan for as long as some DL looks a lot better then past GMs. The Kool-aid tastes good! More please!

    Dave W.

  • JDM

    You are right -J. I was confusing Mullen with someone else.

    And yeah, AK47 can be a little overzealous, and he is certainly persistent, but he is not a DL negatory at all.

    Can’t find much video on this Leblanc character.

    variable,

    hop sings. Very funny. Would it kill you to wear a colorful shirt?

  • Quisp

    JDM –

    Yes, well, I was just trying to throw something together quickly. But now that you mention it (and I have a little more time), let’s look.

    Westgarth — yes, he’s RFA, and I agree he’s likely to re-sign. Other RFAs are Purcell, Boyle and Johnson.

    Moulson — UFA(VI) not RFA, so he’s more vulnerable. I hope he’s retained.

    Dravecky — I don’t see him on my list at all. I wonder why I skipped him. he’s under contract for another year.

    Elkins — just signed. So he gets added to the list.

    Gauthier — one year left on his contract.

    Piskula — yes, his contract is up this summer.

    Patrick Mullen — just signed a couple of months ago.

    Murray — I can’t tell, but I think he has one year left on his contract.

    Taylor — unsure, but i think his contract is up this summer.

    So, revised list:

    Kopitar
    Brown
    Frolov
    Handzus
    Stoll
    Williams
    Simmonds
    Moller
    Zeiler
    Ivanans
    Richardson
    Lewis
    Cliche
    Clune
    Westgarth
    Moulson
    Doughty
    Preissing
    Johnson
    SOD
    Greene
    Harrold
    Quincey
    Drewiske
    Ersberg
    Quick
    Bernier
    Hickey
    Teubert
    Voinov
    Zatkoff
    Martinez
    Azevedo
    Parse
    Bagnall
    Campbell
    Gauthier (Gabe)
    Holloway
    Meckler
    Murray
    Mullen
    King
    Dravecky
    Elkins
    Purcell
    Boyle
    Piskula
    Taylor

    That’s 48. Here are the four, of which (probably) two or three of whom will also be signed:

    Meyers
    Jones
    Loktionov
    Wudrick

    Again, that’s 52 total. Not counting UFA signings. So some of these names will have to be crossed off.

  • darko25o

    ….are we going after Pronger….?
    “The Orange County Register reported Anaheim Ducks GM Bob Murray admitted he was recently contacted by three rivals looking to lay the groundwork for their off-season plans.”

  • khanon81

    Kind of off-topic, but DL should trade Murray to the Blues so he can be with his father. Package Murray, JJ, and Frolov for Barret Jackman and David Backes!

  • mike

    whats with you and wanting to package frolov in every little deal?

  • jet

    Probably the most intelligent thread in the past year. Thank you

  • Cynic

    Reading that article on LeBlanc and nobody here mentions the link with Luc Robitaille as part owner of his USHL team? Forget about the fact that it’s mentioned that Luc and Louis talk every week, not important….

    Gee, I wonder if we’re gonna draft him???

    Surprised this hasn’t been mentioned. Seems people here are slippin’ or nobody wants to look like ‘Captain Obvious’, so I’ll be happy to oblige just so it gets mentioned.

    What I’d like to know now is where we could drop or position ourselves to land him without sacrificing too much. Is he a late first or early 2nd rounder? I think he’s gathering too much positive hype to go much lower than a 2nd. Scenarios?

  • tron

    He is moving up fast! Just outside the top 10.

  • Crash Davis

    Believe that Brady Murray signed a 4 yr contract with his Swiss team last Fall 2008 just a few games after being sent down to Manchester. Signed through 2012 if memory serves.

    Have no idea what part of the contract Kings are paying OR how his being Kings property on 50 man roster works.

    Brady must have realized that he could toil in the minors and come up to NHL for cups of coffee…OR he could sign a great, more lucrative Swiss contract and live a much better hockey lifestyle.

    Smart choice.

  • Ciccarelli

    For those of you lamenting over the loss of Rowat, there may be hope yet. The Reign have put Rowat on their protected list, which means the Reign (at least) retain Rowat’s rights:

    http://www.ontarioreign.com/news/teamnews/index.html?article_id=360

  • BakoCAcameraGuy

    Ciccarelli–about Rowat:

    Same thing happened with Yutaka Fukufuji with the Bakersfield Condors two years ago. He was protected by the Condors, then dropped by the Kings, then signed by the Condors for each of two more years. More important is what happens later this month. For example, Fukufuji has already signed for next year overseas, but was placed on the Condors protected list this year. The Season-Ending Roster is announced on June 15th, and is a better reflection of the team’s plans next year.

    http://bakersfieldcondors.com/iyc/publish/news/Condors_announce_ECHL_protected_list.php

    From what I understand, this is about ECHL rights. Rowat could be resigned by the Reign in the ECHL, but not as a Kings’ prospect. He could go to another pro league, Europe for example, but he could not play for another ECHL team without a trade or release.

  • Just Me

    Cameron has lots of tallent … a very good sniper around the net …. and by the way … was offered a contract by the Kings a year ago or so, but his management turned it down as unsatisfactory! I think that pissed off the Kings. ??? Not Bryan’s fault …. the management that takes care of him just know what he is worth or the offer from the Kings was a total INSULT.

  • Ciccarelli

    Thanks Bako. I figured he could sign with another organization if given the opportunity.

  • tron

    From Red Line Report: Louis Leblanc 6’0 178lbs. In 60 games 28-31-59 78pim.
    Slick and edgy pivot. Plays with fiery edge and employs a high speed up tempo style. Has a great first step burst and extra separation gear, and we love his mix of passion and puck skills. Ranked 6th best forward in draft. Central scouting has him ranked 13th skater.

  • Just Me

    Ontario Hockey League to hand out season awards on Wednesday at the Hockey Hall of Fame
    by The Saginaw News
    Monday June 01, 2009, 4:11 PM
    The Ontario Hockey League will hold the 2008-09 OHL Awards Ceremony Wednesdaynoon at the MCI Great Hall inside the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario.

    The following awards will be presented at the 2008-09 OHL Awards Ceremony:

    Jim Mahon Memorial Trophy / Top scoring right winger – Bryan Cameron, Belleville Bulls

  • mrbrett7

    Just me…what round was he drafted in? Did he want 1st round money for being a mid-round pick?

    Frankly…if that was what he wanted, don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out. There isn’t a team in the NHL that will give a 3rd/4th/5th round pick 1st round money…regardless of what they did in Juniors.

    Furthermore…source? Until you have one, everything you just stated is either hearsay, or made up.

  • Just Me

    Bryan does not do the negotiations with L.A. …. he has a manger that does. It was Bryan’s manager, not Bryan himself who refused what L.A. had offered. Bryan himself would have accepted any offer, I’m sure. I have no idea what the offer was, so to say his manager wanted 1st round money for a 3rd round pick is simply pie in the sky. I’m sure his manager knows very well what is fair and appropriate, so I am going to speculate that L.A. is more interested in bargin hunting than buying the appropriate talent the club so desperately needs. It may very well explain why they have signed who they have signed! They obviously wanted Bryan, as they drafted him and quickly offered him a contract.

    My sources are his family.

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