Official Rumor Thread--Kings Rumor Mill V
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06-24-2010, 02:43 PM
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All he is saying is that putting all your eggs in one basket and going for the big shot for ONE year isn't a great idea. Yes it worked out for the Hawks but what if, for bad luck or whatever, it didn't? Spend smart, don't just spend. Spending smart involves thinking about the future. Detroit spends smart and is a contender every year. They were RAVAGED by injuries this season and still managed to be one of the most feared teams once the playoff started.
Yet, no one has shown how the Kings will be in Chicago's situation by signing Kovalchuk to $8 million.
The Kings would have to sign a crappy goalie to $5+ million and a #4 defenseman to a $7 million contract. Not going to happen. Doughty will be the highest paid defenseman on the Kings and will be worth it, just like Duncan Keith in Chicago. Kane, Toews and Hossa aren't the problem contracts.
Huet and Campbell are the contracts that screwed Chicago and I don't see Dean repeating those mistakes. He already got Johnson to sign for less than $1.5 million on his second contract when most were saying he would get $3 million. He signed Quick for $1.8 million and I would be shocked if Bernier gets more than that on his next contract (unless he wins the cup).
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