Thread: Kings Article: The Case for Offer Sheets
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07-29-2010, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by piston View Post
The problem with going after Ryan is that you are screwing a rival with deep pockets that is not likely to forget. We will have to worry about them retaliation for years to come. Hornqvist is another story. Nashville simply lacks the resources. They dumped Arnott to give themselves some flexibility, but they also have to worry about Suter and Webber. Bergfors is another guy in this category.
As I understand it the Ducks are a little light in the wallet these days. They could retaliate down the line, but what are you going to do? Ryan is a LW that would fit on Kopitar's wing for 5-10 years. You don't get a chance to fill that big of a hole every day.

Neal or Hornqvist are secondary, but viable options in my opinion. I wouldn't mind seeing the Kings stick it to Dallas. I don't like Neal's game though anywhere near as much as Ryan's and with the overpayment in terms of dollars and cap hit that is involved in one of these deals getting the best player you can is important.

I'm not really interested in Bergfors, since he is RW.

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