Official Rumor Thread--Kings Rumor Mill X
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02-10-2011, 02:58 PM
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I wouldn't give up Forbort either, but I think a 1st round pick has to be in play, especially considering what Fisher was dealt for and he's closer to the talent level of Stoll than Penner.
I wouldn't part with Voynov either and would rather make any one of Martinez, Hickey, Teubert or Muzzin available along with a 1st and a marginal roster player/forward prospect that the organization has no room for.
It is the price to pay to get better and to add a 30-goal, 50-60 point winger. You also don't want to see others within the conference who are tight in a playoff race with your team to improve and add a player with that goal scoring ability. There aren't many of them available.
At this point, names like Penner, Hemsky, Versteeg have to be targeted and pursued. They can't settle for another Anson Carter, Cliff Ronning, Mark Parrish that are only support players. They need a player that can create scoring chances and Penner and the other names mentioned above have that ability.
That last paragraph is precisely the point. From your post to Lombardi's consciousness I pray
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