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01-23-2012, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Buddy The Elf View Post
And as a CAP team, if we want better offensive playes, we are probably going to have to make a concession somewhere. You also have to keep in mind that Quick/Bernier are going to be getting paid more in another year. If we want to upgrade the offense, the money is going to have to be freed up somewhere.

Just looking at James Neal's numbers this year, I wonder if the Kings could have traded Jack Johnson for him. I wonder if there is a similar trade out there available? The Kings have a plethora of defensive prospects and desperately need high end offensive talent.
Maybe they could have, but that's 20/20 now. Neal didn't look any better than Penner last season after the trade to Pittsburgh.

I think you'll see the consession not next year but the year after. Next year we ahve penner and Stoll coming off the books and I'd imagine DL will use that money to go after a legit goalscorer. If Mitchell can be resigned for a year, he might be as well.

The next year, when we have to work in the Quick extension, is when you'll see the Kings allow the D to suffer some. I'd imagine Mitchell and Scuds will be allowed to walk for sure then, being replaced by the likes of Hickey, Deslauriers, Forbort, Muzzin, etc.

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