The Jarret Stoll appreciation thread
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06-08-2012, 04:59 PM
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Herby's right, you have to look at the whole body of work. Stoll has been here for 4 years, and while his offensive output was bad this year, the same could be said about plenty of other Kings.
I think if you have to choose between Penner and Stoll, you go with Stoll. As a #3 center, he has started to show he can perform in the role, so it is just a matter of price point. I don't see any other centers in the Kings org who would be a better fit than Stoll at the #3 center spot in terms of checking, faceoffs and penalty killing than #28. I like Lokti a lot, but I don't see him excelling on this team, especially with the style Sutter likes his players to employ.
Personally, I could see the Kings do the following in the offseason:
1. Resign Stoll to a 3 year, $11.5M contract
2. Let Penner walk
3. Trade Voynov & Bernier for a 1st rounder + extra bodies for Manch
4. See Muzzin capture a spot on the opening day roster
5. Resign Fraser for a reasonable amount
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