Thread: Proposal: Kings - Oilers
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07-08-2010, 10:55 AM
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denkiteki
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Originally Posted by zeus3007 View Post
At this point, it makes sense for you to pass. The discussion/rumor was based on the Kings signing Kovalchuk, and needing a bit extra cap room. Right now, it doesn't make sense, but if the Kings end up signing Kovalchuk, then you have a 6.5 million dollar LW, and do you not need to extend Doughty/Johnson/Simmonds next year? The extra million may come in handy then.

And you guys likely passed on Souray for free so you had cap space left over. Souray will be dealt, but no teams wanted him without giving some salary back.
They also have Williams and Handzus coming off the book, which frees up 7.5 mil. Should be enough to paid most of doughty + johnson's raises. Doesn't look like they will have cap issues next year and at this point, its a mystery rather or not they even spend close to the cap (given the lack of FAs in the market right now).

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