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10-19-2009, 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by PITTisIT View Post
I don't think a deal like that makes sense for a contender. Why would a contender downgrade in a position just to add some picks/prospects?
Stoll's contract is the reason this doesn't make much sense. Ideally, when you downgrade a position its to save cap space. However in this situation they only really save 400k. Other than that, the "prospects" would probably be NHL ready and be a viable 4th line option now with potential to put up points on a line with Malkin/Crosby in the near future (someone like Moller/Lewis). Obviously it's still not perfect, but that's why it hasn't been done yet.

Originally Posted by PITTisIT View Post
And also, if LA is over the re-building stage, why trade Frolov at all? The concensus a couple years ago was that Frolov is the best all-around forward in the Kings organization. Has that sentiment changed?
Still true, Frolov is still the best all-around forward, the question is if he fits into Lombardi's mold. Lombardi has gone on record several times to say he doesn't want players who just want to come to LA for the weather and beaches and then not give 100% every game. There's still a question if Frolov is completely committed to winning. That's all still just speculation, add the fact that this is the last season on his contract and hasn't been extended yet, and the trade discussion flies. Personally, I'd prefer he be re-signed, but until that happens he'll be mentioned in every trade proposal.

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