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02-28-2013, 11:47 AM
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Originally Posted by KINGS17 View Post
This was a matter of opinion. There were a lot of folks starting to wonder if having him on a long term deal was a good idea after that season. Add to it Dean's commitment to a total re-build after that season and trading Lubo was the best option. I don't think there was anything malicious about it. Lubo put himself in a bad position with his poor play.
DL was rebuilding from the moment he got to LA.

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Originally Posted by DaAnimal View Post
I'm pretty sure we can all agree on one thing: Our style of play and our system is not designed for EVERYONE. You have to have a specific trait and playing style in order to be successful with the Kings.

Great examples are: Purcell and Moulson. These two probably would not have been that good if they continued their careers with the Kings. I know they got Stamkos and Tavares centering them but even with Kopi or Richards, I doubt these two will meet our expectations.

Other notable players: Gagne, Simmonds, Lotki, Hickey, etc.

I'm just happy to see these guys succeed. Heck, if you threw Kopi to the Devils or the Rangers, he could easily get 100+ pts every season.
I agree with you general, but I think Moulson would have done great in the current system DS employs. I don't blame us for getting rid of him, but he'd fit in really well right now if we brought him back.

Simmonds as well. He did fine while here and was only 22 when we traded him. His growth in Philly can be explained by his growth as a player as much as by his increased playing time.

Hickey, well I'll just leave that can of worms along, but I've already amde it clear how I feel on that matter around these boards.

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