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06-30-2010, 08:33 AM
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How the Kings defense squad will look next season?

I'm kinda new on the Kings board, i just wandered who will be the 6 d-men next year, vuz i look deeply your roster which, excepted move or trades, will look like that :

Doughty
Johnson
Scuderi
Greene
Fransson
Harrold
Drewiske

But then i know some of you guys have high hopes on players like Voynov or Hickey, so could one of em earn a spot? How the defense squad will look next season?

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06-30-2010, 09:21 AM
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Scuderi-Doughty seems like a safe bet for the first unit. Last year at this time I rly thought Johnson-Greene would be the second unit, but perhaps not. I expect Voynov to make it out of camp, so he'll be on the 3rd pairing with Fransson?

Still want Paul Martin dammit.

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06-30-2010, 09:28 AM
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If they strikeout on Kovalchuk, I expect that DL will go get one of Hamhuis, Martin, Kaberle, Volchenkov or Michalek.

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Scuderi-Doughty
Johnson-UFA(2-3mil short term range...Mitchell/Eaton/Colaiacovo)
Fransson/Muzzin/Hickey/Voynov-Greene
Ex. Drewiske

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06-30-2010, 10:12 AM
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I would not sell Muzzin short. I've only watched clips but he seems very mature and may be the most talented (excepting Fransson--who I've not seen at all)


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Might be a good idea to wait a few days and see if any free agents are being brought in.

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Harrold didn't play much defense last year IIRC, mostly wing. He started playing D because Drewiske had fallen out of favor and we needed someone else. That won't be the case this year.

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Without Jones there...I'd be confident that we'll win the Cup...

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As it stands, we have 4 locks:

1. Doughty 2. Johnson 3. Scuderi 4. Greene


Then we have Drewiske, who would have to be considered the next most likely to earn a top-7 spot. (particularly as there is no problems with him being #7 whereas guys like Hickey or Voynov will have to be top-6 guys to make it or they'll be back in Manchester)

Then there is Harrold who is probably more likely to make the team as a 13th/14th forward who can swing back to D in emergencies. Do not expect him to be in LA's top-7 d.

Next up is Fransson. Dude has lots of pro experience and is on a 1-year to prove himself at the NHL level. Camp will determine whether he makes it or not but he is probably the frontrunner amongst guys coming up.

Lastly you have Hickey, Voynov, Martinez & Muzzin, probably in that order. (but it is close) It is unlikely - barring a phenomenal camp - that two make the squad, though 1 being on the team is very possible. If Hickey is healthy, my money would be on him.

Of course, there is the very real possibility (probably >50%) of an acquisition filling a spot. Only expect one pick up though.

Rough estimates at likelihood:

1. Doughty 100%
2. Johnson 99%
3. Scuderi 99%
4. Greene 99%
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5. Acquisition 67%
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6/7. Drewiske 75%
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6/7. Fransson 50%
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5/6/7. Hickey/Muzzin/Voynov 50%


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06-30-2010, 02:15 PM
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Might be a good idea to wait a few days and see if any free agents are being brought in.
Kovalchuk plays LW.

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06-30-2010, 02:22 PM
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Doughty-Scuderi
Johnson - ???
Greene-????

My opinion, which Hammond believes too, is that the Kings will sign a UFA to play with Johnson and let one of the young guys battle it out for the #6 spot. According to Hammond, he thinks it will be Muzzin. I lean toward Voinov.

Drewiske or Harrold will be the #7. The other goes to Manchester or waivers (Harrold).

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If they strikeout on Kovalchuk, I expect that DL will go get one of Hamhuis, Martin, Kaberle, Volchenkov or Michalek.
That better be the case. If we're not scoring any goals we sure as hell better be stopping them.

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VV is the most talented of the five (Alex Martinez is still in the conversation) but he's also been pretty banged up.

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Doughty-Scuderi
Johnson - ???
Greene-????

My opinion, which Hammond believes too, is that the Kings will sign a UFA to play with Johnson and let one of the young guys battle it out for the #6 spot. According to Hammond, he thinks it will be Muzzin. I lean toward Voinov.

Drewiske or Harrold will be the #7. The other goes to Manchester or waivers (Harrold).
I think Harrold will make the roster as the #14 forward because he can also play defense in practice and emergencies. He has a very low cap hit as well.

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Scuderi-Doughty
Johnson-Kubina
Fransson-Greene

Drewiskie-OD

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06-30-2010, 04:02 PM
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Doughty-Scuderi
Hamhuis-Johnson
Fransson-Greene

Martinez/Drewiske

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Scuderi-Doughty
Johnson-Kubina
Fransson-Greene

Drewiskie-OD
I wouldn't mind Kubina.

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Doughty-Scuds
JMFJ-Fransson
Greene-Slava

DD/Harrold

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