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05-15-2013, 10:16 AM
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Voynov would be a great target in terms of talent...a lousy target if you expect the offer sheet to work. There is no way the Kings let him go. He is their #2 guy in icetime, plays in all situations and they likely look for him to be a 45+ point guy from the blueline (through his only 2 seasons in the NHL he has averaged a 36 point pace). He quite simply isn't going anywhere unless the Kings have a major brain cramp.


I think one of Shattenkirk or Pietrangelo will be targetted by GMs. The Blues are an internal budget team and taking on the Bouwmeester deal is going to hurt them when it comes to not only player retention but improvements. Improvements they need as they really don't have any first line forwards. They have a number of 45-55 point forwards...perfect for depth but terrible for an overall offense (i.e. Oshie and Backes can make a heck of a second line but a not so good first line). The Blues truly are in cap hell this summer unless they lift the budget restraint (not sure after an early exit that will happen).

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