We HAVE the space now. We keep Doughty over Johnson. Simple.
OK... time to leave fantasyland and come back to realityville.
While the Kings have cap space, if Kovalchuk is asking for $100MM... then they don't have that much cap space without taking on a 12-14 year contract to get the cap hit down to a number where they can afford to keep Doughty... much less Johnson.
Who here wants Kovalchuk on a 13+ year contract? Sweet Jesus.