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03-22-2013, 09:30 AM
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So bring him back to camp?
Not that simple. He'll be a UFA July 1st and would have to sign a contract with the Kings to remain their property. The trouble is he allegedly wasn't happy that DL didn't offer him a one-way contract and decided to bolt for the SEL. Holloway didn't want to risk making less money in the AHL and decided to take the cash in the SEL. DL also said a couple times that had he stayed he was penciled into a third line role on the Kings and he likely would have at worst been a callup with King and/or Nolan.
After the last two seasons he's had I wouldn't be 100% sure he wants to come back. He's clearly found his niche and is in a position to stay overseas and make a lot of money continueing to do what he's doing. You also have to think that if a team brings him to camp and he doesn't make the team he's going back to Europe rather than the AHL.
I'd be thrilled if DL offers him a one-way deal, one-year deal to get him in camp and see if he sticks on the roster. Questions are; Does DL hold a grudge over what happened when he left? Does Holloway even have an interest in returning to NA at this point? What would it cost a team to get him here?
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