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07-02-2011, 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by David A. Rainer View Post
The $6M was purely an example to illustrate the point. My fantasy was Parise, but with this signing, it makes a trade like that almost an impossibility.
For what it's worth, with the Devils "electing" arbitration with Parise (if it gets that far), they will be unable to trade him this season anyway. The *only* way the Kings had any hope of trading for him is for the Devils to agree to a contract with him before his arbitration date.

The more likely scenario, providing Parise doesn't play this season on an arbitrator's contract, is that the Kings make a bid for him at the deadline. At which point his cap hit can still be easily absorbed by the Kings.

Gagne for two years (with Penner and Mitchell coming off the books next summer) was a *perfect* FA addition for the Kings this summer.

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