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Marco Sturm traded to the Kings
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12-11-2010, 08:29 PM
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Fontana, Ca
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Why does everyone think this is so easy? Who is this mythical top line player that is available for picks and prospects?
The Kings are not near enough to being cup contenders to be trading part of their young core to take a shot this year. You can only get a legit top line player in his prime by trading Johnson, Brown and/or Quick.
Sturm is a
risk trade for the Kings. Dean wasn't going to use the cap space for anyone significant this season anyways. Richards isn't going to get traded when Dallas is a top 3 seed and they certainly won't trade him in the Pacific division. There was a reason that Chicago traded their players to the East. Dean had zero shot at any of their players.
If Sturm fails completey, it doesn't cost the Kings anything significant and doesn't prevent Dean from trying to sign any FAs this summer.
Even Boston's GM has said how hard it is to make deals no of days. People think the real life world is fantasy hockey.
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