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06-07-2013, 03:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
With the uncertainty of Mitchell and Scuderi still remaining unsigned, let's be realistic, the Kings' best option was Regehr. Yes, he's terrible with the puck on his stick, but is there really anyone out there who could fill the same role as Mitchell? No, nobody like that was available at the deadline and nobody like that will be available this summer in free agency.

I hope Mitchell pulls through and miraculously heals up, but the way we all have to approach it is the same as how the organization is approaching it, as if he's no longer an option. We can't sit and dwell on Mitchell's loss or indefinite return. It would be like hanging our hopes on the returns of Allison and Deadmarsh, and we know how that turned out!

Regehr has a lot to adjust to and I think he'll eventually get used to playing with Doughty. Tonight was downright his worst performance as a King, but he's also helped bail out his partner at times as well. Regehr really is the least of the Kings concerns heading into next season.

Some time off to recuperate and time to prepare for an 82-game season will hopefully work wonders for many disappointing individuals on the Kings' roster. Until then, calm down, breathe, realize that the core of this team is still young, they're locked up and will be here for the long haul. They'll have plenty of opportunities to contend for a Stanley Cup.
Like Willie Mitchell? Nope, but don't act like Jay Bouwmeester isn't a far, far better defenseman than Regher. In fact, Bouwmeester was head and shoulders the best d-man that St. Louis iced against us in Round 1. That includes HF's favorite young d-man Alex Pietrangelo.

Bouwmeester was the d-man that Lombardi should have acquired, period.

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