Purcell Watch ’09
Well, it’s official. Apparently GM Dean Lombardi wants a winger with a little more long term offensive upside than Brad Richardson in his lineup. So the call to Manchester has been made and lil’ Oscar Moller is coming back to Los Angeles!
And what does that mean for the rest of the current roster? Well, it means that we are back on PurcellWatch 09!!!
You have to assume that Moller will get a shot at cracking the top two lines. Heck, put him out there and just have him scream at Anze Kopitar in Swedish until Kopitar scores a goal for the first time in 12 games. But if that little Swedish scamp cracks the Kings lineup… it could mean the end for the Teddy Purcell Experiment.
Actually, Oscar Moller getting called up from Manchester may be the best thing possible for Teddy Purcell. Did you hear about the fancy new transportation that the Los Angeles Kings sprung for in order to get their prospects back and forth between Manchester, NH and Los Angeles, CA?
Getting called up from Manchester pretty much has been the kiss of death for all young Kings prospects. Don’t believe me? Why don’t you ask Richard Clune.
Clune pretty much made the Kings out of training camp 2 years in a row… only to suffer injuries that kept him from the final roster. Oh, and remember this guy?
So, I ask again, The Royal Half reader, please head to the NHL Arena and cast a vote for yours truly. Here’s the link: