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07-02-2006, 06:18 PM
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Ziggy Stardust
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23-Man Roster (as of today)

Frolov-Conroy-Cammalleri
O'Sullivan-Kopitar-Brown
Thornton-McCauley-Willsie
Avery-Belanger-Kostopoulos

Gleason-Blake
Sopel-Visnovsky
Norstrom-Miller

Cloutier-Garon/Laberbera

Scratches: Cowan, Parros, Weaver, Armstrong (minors)


The average age on the Kings roster is 28. The estimated team payroll with the inclusion of the latest free agent signings, the rookies and the raises due to restricted free agents is set at about roughly $37-39M.

I think it is a safe assumption that Kopitar and O'Sullivan are the two most NHL-ready prospects who are ready to step in. They have performed exceptionally in high levels of competition. With that said, I'm not sure if Lombardi is done and this won't be the opening night lineup for the start of the 2006-2007 season.

With the additions of McCauley, Willsie, Thornton and Cloutier, this opens the possibility for the Kings to make some deals. It is great to have competition at every position come training camp, but I anticipate a trade to clear some room for a youngster or two to step in.


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