Even if King gets up to 1.5, to ice the same team as last year other then Penner, including benchwarmers Drewiske, Richardson and Westie we have approx 59.5 invested. Get rid of Richardson and its even better.
Stoll is an elite #3 C, decent #2 C too if necessary (i.e. if Kopitar or Richards miss time with injuries). $3.1 mil per year for 3 years is a very reasonable price for him, I could easily have seen him going for more like $3.5 mil per year for 5 years as a UFA. Nice signing for the Kings.
Love both deals. With Stoll you're not paying for points, you're paying for puck posession off the draw and physical play. He's slotted in right where he belongs on the Kings - literally a perfect fit.
what? he's built for the playoffs. insane in the faceoff circle, kills penalties, hard along the boards..... give you 40 points. this year he had a rough season but came to shine when it mattered. points dont' always matter. if you watch this guy play you would get that.