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11-19-2012, 02:11 AM
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Kings' biggest free agent flop?

Tom Preissing?

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11-19-2012, 04:47 AM
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Steve Duchesne was the worst.

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11-19-2012, 08:27 AM
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JEREMY ROENICK. Nothing else needs to be said.

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11-19-2012, 09:19 AM
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Rob Blake.

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for conversation sake i'm just going to throw in Alyn McCauley. The guy who I always remember we had on the books I felt like for 10 years after we bought him out alongside beach ball.

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JEREMY ROENICK. Nothing else needs to be said.
That was a trade not a signing....actually kings got paid a 3rd rounder just to take him, not sure what ever happened to that pick, can't check right now.

McCauley was really unfortunate, he was quite a solid two-way player but was hurt when he signed in la, terrible job by the medical staff on his physical, wish he coulda been healthy.

On that note, the least bang for yourbuck was valeri bure signed then got hurt in preseason never to play a game in la...

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This is a very long list to choose from. I think if you wanted to break it down statistically how about somebody taking the least amount of points as a King who got paid the most? To me the signing that irritated me the most was Randy Robitaille. That was the signing where it became clear to me the Kings were not trying to win a championship, they were merely plugging holes with whoever was available no matter how they fit. The stigma that players signed here because they wanted to wind down their careers in a nice, relaxed atmosphere has been around for a long, long time and I think a part of that has been some very bad medical staffs over the years. How do you trade for Roenick without giving him a physical where you would have seen he put on a ton of weight during the lockout? The Kings were never hesitant to add a player regardless of their injury history and that didn't change until a few years after Lombardi got here. Even Deano threw a lot of money at the wrong players.

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11-19-2012, 10:31 AM
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Duchesne was really bad too i have to agree

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Duchesne was really bad too i have to agree
Again, free agent signings, not via trades.

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Valeri Bure was a great signing...

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I don't remember Steve Duchesne being all that bad. He didn't have a great 98-99 season, his worst year in a King uniform, but overall he was very effective at getting points and turned in good results regardless of opinions of his play on the ice, he had great stats for us.

Bure has to be up there given that he never played a game for us. We essentially handed him money for literally nothing. We gave him a paycheck to never play for our team.

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IIRC, Duchesne was money in the playoffs against the Kings before that offseason. Duche was not prepared to play in LA, not sure what happened there but he went on to play just fine for Detroit after like so many other King players.

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That was a trade not a signing....actually kings got paid a 3rd rounder just to take him, not sure what ever happened to that pick, can't check right now.
Traded to Los Angeles by Philadelphia with Nashville's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Los Angeles selected Bud Holloway) in 2006 Entry Draft for future considerations, August 4, 2005.

If I'm reading that correctly, it turned into Bud Holloway.

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Didn't the Flyers trade JR to make room for Peter Forsberg?

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Didn't the Flyers trade JR to make room for Peter Forsberg?
If I remember correctly, the Flyers had to get rid of either Roenick or Gagne to fit Forsberg under the cap. Funny how things work out sometimes.

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11-19-2012, 02:24 PM
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According to Bleacher Report Rob Blake is the Kings worst free agent signing. 2 years, 12 million dollars, full NTC, 65 points and a minus 45 rating. That's about 185 thousand dollars per a point.

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IIRC, Duchesne was money in the playoffs against the Kings before that offseason. Duche was not prepared to play in LA, not sure what happened there but he went on to play just fine for Detroit after like so many other King players.
I am finally at peace with those playoffs after sweeping the Blues. Not just with the sweep, but with the brother on our team charging their important player.

Suck it Geoff!



P.s. I agree with Steve was the biggest flop. He didn't even survive one season and only brought the Kings back Dave Babych who was on his last leg.

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I am finally at peace with those playoffs after sweeping the Blues. Not just with the sweep, but with the brother on our team charging their important player.

Suck it Geoff!
Yah, that was a tough series. The Kings always seemed to have something strange happen to them to help them lose. Looking at the 97-98 stats Duchesne put up 56 points in 80 games, 10 playoff games with 4 assists so he was still playing at a high level. He signs with the Kingsand plays in 60 games with 23 points before being traded to Philly. After he escapes LA he closes out the year with 7 points in 11 games.

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In 05-06 Jeremy Roenick earned 4.94 million dollars to "play" with the Kings scoring 22 points in 58 games. That works out to $224,545.46 per a point which tops Blake's robbery. Alyn McCauley only scored one point in 10 games after signing a 2 million dollar deal despite a lengthy injury history, which for all you math majors comes out to 2 million dollars a point.
1.McCauley
2.Roenick
3.Blake

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Yah, that was a tough series. The Kings always seemed to have something strange happen to them to help them lose. Looking at the 97-98 stats Duchesne put up 56 points in 80 games, 10 playoff games with 4 assists so he was still playing at a high level. He signs with the Kingsand plays in 60 games with 23 points before being traded to Philly. After he escapes LA he closes out the year with 7 points in 11 games.
That was a weird season too. Fiset and Storr were both hurt early on in the same game. I think it was the first home game. I was at that game and remember the Kings having a lead and then two or three goals being scored in the last minute or two because the Avs players realizing the backup(Storr?) Was hurt after the started left hurt earlier in the game. Then in came goalies like Legace and Ryan "Red Wings mask"Bach

I remember Murray blew his knee out trying to beat an icing call.

Blake was suspended and then hurt his groin or feet when he changed his brand of skates.

Pavel Rosa had the one two goal game and we all thought he was the next coming....

Oh yeah and the Donald Audeth guy

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Steve Heinze was good until the Kings broke up that line of Heinze-Smolinski-Murray...he was toast after that.

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Again, free agent signings, not via trades.
To be fair, Cloutier was re-signed (as a free agent).

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Steve Heinze was good until the Kings broke up that line of Heinze-Smolinski-Murray...he was toast after that.
That was a great line for those two weeks

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That was a great line for those two weeks
Then the Kings traded Murray and Stumpel for Allison and the team had a gap at the second line wing spot they never figured out.

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