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06-22-2005, 09:46 AM
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kj hit the nail on the head...cap room. But there's also another consideration. Why did Fedorov leave Detroit? Opportunity. He was 2nd (or maybe even 3rd or 4th) fiddle in Detroit and he wanted to go somewhere he could be more important. The Kings can offer certain guys the #1 RW job. They can offer the #1 (or #2) C job. They can offer the #2 LW job. They can offer a top 4 (possibly top 2 and maybe #1 overall) Dman job. Some guys look at the Kings as a GREAT opportunity to be a vital key to building a Cup winner. Other guys are looking past playing and on to coaching and surely the Kings could prep a guy for that.

But I have to say that I disagree with you that the Kings are scraping the bottom of the barrel. That really is a HUGE insult to Conroy and Klatt and if you honestly think they're the bottom of the barrel, I think you are badly mistaken. They're not star players...but tell me when the last time signing a star UFA made a team a serious Cup contender.

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