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03-30-2005, 06:44 AM
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Originally Posted by nuckfan in TO
I think for a team like LA it would be better for contracts to be wiped out as well... they are rebuilding and losing Cechmanek's contract could only help... plus it gives them that much more payroll room, and that many more options in the UFA market to plug holes.
Exactly. I think the Kings will go with Garon as the #1 goalie and Adam Hauser could be his backup. If Hauser won't be up to the task, it still would be possible to sign a veteran backup to a reasonable contract. About Straka, I like him, but he's injury prone, he's getting older and his best days are behind him. We have a bunch of talented young forwards who need to get top6 ice time, so the void left by Martin will be easily filled.

This said, if the Kings want to make a splash in the UFA market, there will be plenty of options. So I'm not worried at all about loosing Straka.

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