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02-18-2012, 12:17 PM
In Dean We Trust
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It's a tough decision. If Dean blows this chance off now and decides to get a complimentary top 6 forward like the Penner deal last year, and put his hopes into signing Parise in the summer, which will likely fail, he would put himself at high risk of overpaying for someone less capable than Nash. LA's price is always going to be high, whether it be through free agency or trade. Everyone knows that we have failed numerous times to acquire this winger and that is pretty much our primary need. If we fail this deadline and with Parise, it is only going to get worse.

Honestly, what forward wants to sign with the Kings right now? Who in their right mind would come here, pay the California expenses, to play for this team when their livelihood is reliant on offensive production. We are one of the worst offensive teams in both our history and recent NHL history with questionable management and coaching. If they come here and go the way of Penner, it could ruin their career. They could just go to Detroit, Boston, New York, and enjoy success and more money instead, not to mention easier travel in the east and more downtime at home. It is not everyday we have shots at stars that are pre-signed like Nash and Carter... Dean has no easy choices ahead of him, and I am glad I am not the one having to make the decisions


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