Thread: Kings Article: Kings are On the Rise
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07-22-2009, 11:22 AM
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Columbus is the only team I would consider to be ahead of us. Chicago has sucked for a lot longer than us, collected the draft picks, and splurged in free agency. This will undoubtedly cause them problems as soon as next season, cap wise.

St. Louis has a lot of great depth, and Erik Johnson, knee injury considered, is still the most promising young defenseman around (sorry Doughty fans, he's 2nd). But St. Louis doesn't have anyone up front as good as Kopitar. Not even close. An outside of Johnson, we're much deeper on the blueline, and as already mentioned, much further ahead in net.

Columbus, from top to bottom, is flat out ahead of us. But like people already mentioned, they've been rebuilding, er, building since the franchise began. They've been collecting top ten draft picks for quite a while and it's finally starting to pay off.

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