I didn't get to look at the HF Boards on the topic of the Smyth trade until it was all wrapped up with a bow on it. Here are the first several pages of comments, with minimal editing to reduce "noise."
Holy ****ing ****!
So this is Deano's big move
isnt he supposed to be lombardi's favorite player?
I wonder what the Avs got?
oh my gracious
Dean Lombardi would be ran out of town.
I am guessing Jack Johnson
LoL this is the big name
Deano was talking about bringing in this offseason...?
JMFJ and something else small.
don't think it's a good move for LA.
did he cry ?
I am scared
You and me both.
Kings fans aint going to like this.
It's Ryan Smith and Liles to LA for Jack Johnson and Oscar Moller.
wow if they get Johnson from this, that would be a huge steal.
Handzus, Johnson and Priessing!?!?!?
Smyth and Brown on the left side, nice.
JJ for sure?
I love it.
Now Kings fans may actually realize how much they overrate their players.
It sucks that Colorado pulled this off,
since they are in the division,
but it's pretty funny nonetheless.
Not a great move by the Kings.
Major credit to the Avs
Can it be safely assumed that JJ is the main piece going back?
JMFJ I would assume
I don't know why Kings fans are so pissed at the deal..
eklund STILL doesn t know it hapenned at this point
Oh **** yeah
Preissing, Quincey and a 5th?
Better be more than that!
Amazing that LA managed to unload Preissing in that deal
Kings destroyed that deal.
sick deal for LA.
Priessing, Quincey, and a 5th?!
Colorado is trying to get Hall next season clearly.
I bet Jack Johnson is in the deal.
That's a spectacular trade for LA.
This makes me more angry
about what the Habs gave up for Gomez.
I would've never dreamed
on being able to get a player like Smyth
for that tandem.
We got hosed!!!!
FINALLY, the JJ rumors could be put to rest!
Man Av's got hosed.
in febuary DL wanted Smyth
and COl was asking for JJ and Bernier in return.
The last thing we needed were a defenseman,
let alone TWO. We now have no top 6 LWs.
what the ****
not happy as an Avs fan..
That's a horrible return on Smyth.
For a team that's low on forwards and goaltending depth,
you think they'd ask for forwards.
Or goaltending depth.
Just when I thought my Avs would stop
picking up Ottawa's discarded failures
I'm depressed by this.
Preissing's better than Nycholat,
Colorado is terrible at trading.
this team frustrates me.
a horrible deal for the Avs
I am really upset.
Tom freaking Preissing and a 5th rounder
that apparently is equivalent to a Turkey Sandwich (!) in value.
Avs get bent over
Well that was unexpected.