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10-25-2011, 05:23 PM
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Voynov Loktionov 1st pick would be a good offer from the kings IMO. Too much Russians Maybe i'd like Richardson as well form the kings with an add from the habs he would be good on the third line with Eller and kostitsyn.
Well first off, I am as big a Cammalleri fan as there is and that would be overpayment by the Kings, especially when it comes to Loktionov.
Second, the Kings had a chance to sign Cammalleri for 5/25 a little over four years ago. There is no way Lombardi would admit his fault and trade anything of value to get him back at a higher cap hit.
The whole Cammalleri thing was just a fiasco. The Kings traded him and a 1st round pick to draft Colten Teubert (one pick ahead of Tyler Myers). The Kings have never been able to replace his production on the LW, with failed trades for the bloated contracts of Penner and Smyth. Which cost the Kings another #1 pick, Colten Teubert and Kyle Quincey.
Had the Kings just kept Cammalleri at 5/25 they would have had a #1 lw signed long term and would have never lost that #1 pick in 08, the #1 pick in 2011 or Kyle Quincey.
It was a disastrous series of deals, just thank god Smyth left. And thankfully Penner is off the books this year.
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