Thread: Proposal: Kings - Oilers
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07-08-2010, 10:53 AM
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I think a Smyth to EDM deal could be discussed if the Kings sign Kovalchuk. But like others have said, the Kings are wafer thin on the wing and nothing will happen until the Kovalchuk situation is resolved.

And as for Souray, just because he cleared waivers doesn't mean he sucks, he is just very overpaid for the role he would have on any team that claimed him, the same can be said of Smyth, don't be so sure that if Smyth were put on waivers that he wouldn't clear also. Not a lot o teams can afford to take on salaries like Smyth's and Souray's, even for free, especially with the salaries young players are commanding these days. We are seeing that right now with the Kings who could easily be looking at shelling out $14 mill next summer to Doughty, Johnson and Simmonds.

Welcome to the cap world, its like the NFL where a guys cap hit is as much or even bigger factor than his on ice/field performance.

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