Crap.. Pacfic just got stronger

Dancing Chicken
11-30-2003, 06:15 PM
Straka dealt to Kings

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=62600&hubName=nhl

Greg
11-30-2003, 06:26 PM
Straka dealt to Kings

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/news_story.asp?ID=62600&hubName=nhl
If they can get healthy, they are stacked.

PhoPhan
11-30-2003, 06:42 PM
I wasn't planning on the Coyotes passing the Kings this year, and if I recall, isn't Straka a UFA at the end of the year?

CoyoteBaloney
11-30-2003, 07:30 PM
Straka is only 28 years old and can't be a free agent unless he is not offered a 10% or more raise.

With the amount of injuries the Kings have they are not stronger with Straka in their line-up. Now what the Kings get back those injured players they will be deep, but as PhoPhan already said, I did not expect to be better then the Kings anyway ... so the Kings beating the other Pacific Division and Western Conference foes the better for us.

Guest
11-30-2003, 09:43 PM
It was reported that Straka is signed through the 2004-2005 season around $5 million a year or slightly less. Basically just one more year after his current.

I love the move by the Kings.

Nagy17
11-30-2003, 10:23 PM
pretty sure strakas 31 years old.

its a good move for the kings if he stays healthy, going over to the kings may not improve his luck with injuries.

Guest
11-30-2003, 10:25 PM
Straka was born in 1972, so unless the rules of arithmatic have changed, he would be 31 years old this year. End of debate.

CoyoteBaloney
12-01-2003, 04:22 AM
pretty sure strakas 31 years old.

its a good move for the kings if he stays healthy, going over to the kings may not improve his luck with injuries.
You are right. It is Strbak who is 28 ... shoulda read the article more closely ... or players should spell their names more differently. :D

G'aal
12-01-2003, 11:45 PM
Somehow, the Kings got Pittsburgh to pay part of Straka's salary next year:

Link (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/03336/246328.stm)

Dave Taylor is a genius.