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06-27-2010, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by LAKings4ever View Post
The concern over the cap issues if we sign Kovi are overrated, cap is going up and we have plenty of contracts coming off the books the next couple of years
Zues - 1 yr - 4 mil
Williams - 1 yr - 3.25 mil
Smyth - 2 yrs - 6.25 mil
Stoll - 2 yrs - 3.6 mil

That is 17.1 mil coming of the books, if we replace mainly from within we will be fine - since DL likes looking ahead and projecting:

2012-2013 LA Kings
Kovi - Kopi - Loktionov
Moller - Schenn - Simmonds
Richardson - Lewis - Brown
Clifford - Zues - Cliche

DD - Scuderi
JJ - Hickey
Voynov - Tuebert

Bernier - guy who sits on bench a lot

The reason a team develops it prospects is to continually replace players being let go or traded, they keep filling from within and these players would be young with affordable contracts.

If DL feels Kovi is the guy, then he shouldn't have any excuses not to sign him...if he doesn't think Kovi is the guy, then that's a different matter.
It amazes me how underrated Muzzin is around here. I bet he makes the team this coming season.

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