man I did not realize Justin Williams was this good when he was on the canes. Our GM is retarded
Williams was traded by the Hurricanes to the Los Angeles Kings for Patrick O'Sullivan and Calgary's 2nd round draft pick
We also got Rutuu for Ladd who is now capt of the jets.
The canes are so mismanaged it really sucks
O'Sullivan was flipped for Erik Cole which makes it sting a little less but regardless it sucked (stint #2).
We literally did an overhaul after we won the cup in 06. Three years after we won the cup the team was entirely different... That team was good enough to win at least two cups and should have been kept together for two more seasons.
Craig Adams, Kevyn Adams, Keith Aucoin, Anton Babchuck, Rod Brind'Amour, Erik Cole, Matt Cullen, Mike Commodore, Martin Gerber, David Gove, Bret Hedican, Andrew Hutchinson, Frank Kaberle, Andrew Ladd, Chad LaRose, Mark Recchi, Eric Staal, Corey Stillman, Oleg Tverdovsky, Josef Vasicek, Niclas Wallin, Aaron Ward, Cam Ward, Justin Williams, Doug Weight, Glen Wesley, and Ray Whitney...
It's also funny how these guys continued to get better as they left...
Craig Adams is a career third-liner for the Penguins.
Erik Cole left and had good stints with the Habs and Stars.
Anton Babchuk had a couple good seasons for the Flames.
Mike Commodore had a few decent years with the Blue Jackets and Red Wings I believe.
Matt Cullen had some very good years with Minnesota.
Andrew Ladd eventually became the captain of the Jets.
Mark Recchi became a perennial playoff ***** with the Bruins.
Corey Stillman went on to have a good career with Florida before returning home.
Ray Whitney had a solid career with the Coyotes and Stars.
Doug Weight had a few good seasons with the Islanders.
Aaron Ward got a top four role in Boston before returning to Carolina.
Justin Williams became a monster for L.A.
And not to mention we traded Radim Vrbata during the season who has become a very good player for Phoenix.
And two years sometimes isn't enought, for the most part the Kings are the exact same team they were three years ago.
And to be quite frank, being a cheap team cost us. Sometimes you have to spend a little money to keep up with the big boys.
Edited by CarolinaPanthers8789, 05 June 2014 - 11:52 AM.