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06-24-2010, 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Buddy The Elf View Post
Well they'd also probably have a little more CAP space because wasn't one of Toews bonuses the Conn Smyth trophy?

Chicago's mistakes were Huet and Campbell. Campbell is a good but they already had good defenseman so they didn't need him. Huet just was never worth what he was paid so that was just dumb. The Kings have NO comparison to either of those. The only one that is close is Smyth and he'll be gone in 2 more seasons not 5 or whatever Campbell has left on his deal. At the very worst, the Kings could buy out Smyth next summer.

Enough with the Chicago comparisons on any level. The Kings are a different team than the Hawks and don't have the same issues as the Hawks unless the go out and sign Jose Theodore and Anton Volchenkov to ridiculous deals this summer.
This. Chicago's cap issues came from dumb FA signings, not from the core guys. Paying Kovalchuk $8M wouldn't be dumb, especially when we watch him & Kopitar put up 100 points.

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