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05-12-2010, 11:04 PM
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Sydor25
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JDM,

Which is why I think Dean will make a strong push for Kovalchuk now. He has the bar set with Kopitar as far as cap hit and he will approach Kovalchuk with a higher salary at first, but lower the salary later in the contract to get the cap hit around Kopitar's.

Detroit was successful because Lidtrom set the cap bar. Of course the Kings don't have the Stanley Cup banners to entice free agents like Detroit, but I think players are taking notice of how the Kings are being built. Just like how Chicago was able to get Hossa for a lower cap hit.

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