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07-18-2012, 09:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
Why move Martinez? He's proven he can play in the NHL whereas Hickey hasn't. Makes zero sense to move Martinez unless Hickey proves he is ready. Otherwise, Hickey is the odd man out.
While I agree with you Ziggy, the reason to make a move like is to maximize assets. Hickey in a trade is worth very little right now, where as Martinez is worth more. If management thinks sliding in Hickey will essentially equal out to Martinez, then why not trade the one with the higher value?

Originally Posted by tsanuri View Post
Shouldn't have to if he was called up on an emergency recall due to injury. Which was kind of what was mentioned. But for that to happen we would have to have 2 dmen go down since I am sure we will carry DD2 as the 7th d and you have to be at 5 for emergency recall to work.
Originally Posted by tsanuri View Post
Highly doubt that Hickey will end up being the 7th dman carried. It is much more important for his continued development to say in Manchester and play over being on the big team and sitting.

But this is such a nice place to be as a kings fan talking about prospects and slowly developing them over rushing them in.
Again, Hickey would have to clear waivers to go to Manchester. This isn't an issue of development or of emergency recalls. In order for Hickey to reach Manchester, he has to clear waivers. He in all likelihood would not. If we want to keep him in the organization, he basically needs to make the team out of camp.

Originally Posted by Rusty Batch View Post
But at what point does it undervalue or drive away our young prospects?

Our prospects are drafted by us and, barring them electing to not sign a contract with us, will be our propert for a long time. And very few prospects who are worthy of signiong refusing to sign with the team that picked them. I believe only one prospect that reentered the draft last year was picked again (Fredrik Anderson). Outside of Tim Erixon, who refused to sign in Calgary for very specific reasons (wanted to go to NYR), when was the last time a top draft pick refused to sign someplace?

Having a deep, deep team will not impact our prospect pool much, if at all. Look at Detroit for that example.

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