In a blockbuster move, Henrik Lundvist and his illegitimate son, Hampus Lindholm (unconfirmed) have been moved to the Booze Aroos for Ryan MacDonagh and picks.
Horror Press Release:
This is a trade a long time in the making. The Horror have been actively shopping King Henrik for over a year, but have never been happy with the offers. We wanted a solid 1st round pick and one cornerstone piece. We believe we have those in the Booze Aroos' 1st in the exciting '15 draft and McDonagh, who we believe will be a top-flight defender for many years to come.
Parting with King Henrik is difficult, as there is nothing quite like the security of knowing that, unless it's October, you don't even have to check who plays more. He's so dependable, and steals matches on a regular basis. But having acquired young Andersen, who has played admirably so far this season, made the decision to move Lundy even easier.
We're sad to see young Hampus Lindholm move on, but we're very happy our 2nd round pick in 2013 became an asset so quickly - much faster than anyone expected. In any case, when Aaron Ekblad fell into our clutches at this past draft, Hampus became expendable, the Horror brain-trust being very happy to move forward with Trouba, Ekblad, Josi and now McDonagh as a D-core to be reckoned with.
We would like to thank the Booz Aroos for very pleasant trade talks, and wish them well in the season. We know it's very conceivable that Lundqvist will severely devalue the 1st round pick we have acquired, so we will be building voodoo dolls of Hornqvist, Little, Ladd, Bergeron and Schultz. Alex Steen will get hurt anyway, so we won't waste the materials on him - voodoo supplies being as expensive as they are in Brooklyn.
Booze Aroos Press Release:
The Booze Aroos are proud to welcome (King) Henrik Lundqvist and Hampus Lindholm to our hockey club. It has been many difficult years of piecing together our goalie situation and with this move we feel that it has been settled for the immediate future. We would like to wish Ryan McDonagh good luck on his new team where he joins a great young D squad.
With the acquisition of King Henrik the Booze Aroos found ourselves with an extra goalie in the crease. In order to help ensure playing time for everyone involved Steve Mason was moved, along with Alexander Steen, to the Imperial Troopers in return for a 1st round pick in 2016. The Emperor has received two excellent players and in the hopes that he does not unleash the force on our fighting Kangaroo we wish them the best of luck!