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David A. Rainer
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Re: using insurance money to get (gulp!) Jamir Jagr
Only top 5 highest paid players covered by insurance. Not getting money from Deader's contract. Won't collect from policy on Palffy until he's missed 30 games. Used some of it to get Straka. Can't comment on Jagr (I presume because of tampering rules).

Re: (I didn't hear the question)
Have the players to win. Need to play better, need solid defense, need to improve special teams, need better goaltending.

Re: needing more defense
(See previous answer). Need to play better team defense.

Re: Organization's unwillingness to spend money and trade prospects to put a championship team on the ice
Payroll has doubled under the Kings management. However, it's not necessarily the team with the highest payroll wins. The teams that draft and develop the best are winning (Ottawa, Jersey, etc)

Re: injuries
Bottom line is they have to find a way to win. It is frustrating to lose players to injuries, but he sees it as an opportunity for young guys to gain experience and develop.

More to come.

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