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03-08-2012, 12:48 PM
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Originally Posted by kingsfan View Post
I don't think that was where Hooloway's roster spot would have been won/lost. Holloway's best chance was beating Moreau/Hunter out in camp. Considering that neither was signed until after Holloway left for Europe, it's reasonable to believe DL at least had Holloway pencilled in for one of their spots.

Odds are that if Holloway had even a decent camp, he'd have started in LA.

Besides, isn't Holloway waiver eligible? If so, I'd assume it's almost a guarantee he was pencilled into the line up.
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
One has to ask whether or not the Kings would have bothered to sign Moreau and/or Hunter if they had Holloway and Moller in camp, fighting for roster spots...
There was an opportunity this season for both players to secure roster spots in the NHL.
I think KF is totally right.

Moreau and Hunter both seemed like emergency signings after Holloway/Moller bounced.

You can't tell me that any GM in his right mind decideds let's sign Ethan ****ing Moreau instead of playing Holloway. Given his statements in the offseason about them nearly calling the guy up with JDub going down....The roster was even deeper LAST season and he almost got the call up.

I have concluded that Moreau and Hunter were both stop gap emergency signings. Really, no one in Manchester aside from Holloway was ready for the bigs at the start of the year. No one was sure what Loktionov was capable of, Cliche/King/Kozun were question marks, Nolan wasn't even on the radar probably.

Loktionov
Holloway
Moller
King


In that order. There were your call ups.

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