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07-27-2010, 02:54 PM
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I'm cool with it. LW depth to replace Frolov once it was a for sure that we couldn't get him back. I don;t mind the one year deal. What's the worst that happens? He ***** the bed this year and is off the books?

I'd pick Frolov over Ponikarovsky every day of the week, but it's better than nothing.
With all my bashing Dean. I agree with you.

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Fro's and Poni's last two season stats are nearly identical, so I look at this as a slightly lateral move. It's a one year deal, and that's for the best. Still leaves DL with plenty of options going into this season and the next.

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07-27-2010, 02:59 PM
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Come on people, this is not a PR move. This is not a move to appease fans. This is a GM filling a hole. The signing happening mere hours after Frolov became a Ranger should be pretty telling of the fact that Lombardi was leaving the door open for Frolov to return. When the door shut, Dean went to option B for that opening.

Let's not read any more into it than that.

Being that he made $2.5m last year and had a cap hit of $2.1m, and that Frolov got $3m, I am going to guess that he signed for about $2.75.

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While Frolov is definitely the more skilled player...it looks like Poni will bring a few more intangibles to the table. Plays the body a little bit more, better defensively, and good on the PK. Poni definitely seems more of a DL type than Frolov.

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Signing Ponikarovsky is a PR move that is popular?
Do I really need a every freaking time? O'Sullivan, Visnovsky, Frolov...

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I would put him with Kopitar and put Smyth with Stoll.

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While Frolov is definitely the more skilled player...it looks like Poni will bring a few more intangibles to the table. Plays the body a little bit more, better defensively, and good on the PK. Poni definitely seems more of a DL type than Frolov.
The only intangible that makes Ponikarovsky more palatable to the Kings management than Frolov has nothing to do with anything taking place on an ice sheet.

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07-27-2010, 03:03 PM
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I just read not helen's twitter. She is a real gem isn't she? haha!

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Maybe we'll trade away Moeller? I think he will be included in a trade for Kaberle.

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Do I really need a every freaking time? O'Sullivan, Visnovsky, Frolov...
Haha, I guess it was more or less a response to the person you were quoting. You shall soon be adding Erik Ersberg to that all-star cast of names.

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Bunch of ****ing babies in this place.
THIS
There are lots of available Ducks season tickets folks.

Btw, I like this signing.

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So we lost out on Gaborik, couldn't close on Martin or Kovalchuk and we end up with Ponikarovsky?

This is almost as bad as the Nagy, Calder, Preissing summer of 06.

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So we lost out on Gaborik, couldn't close on Martin or Kovalchuk and we end up with Ponikarovsky?

This is almost as bad as the Nagy, Calder, Preissing summer of 06.
We also missed out on Drury and Redden, but I don't see anyone here complaining about those

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So we lost out on Gaborik, couldn't close on Martin or Kovalchuk and we end up with Ponikarovsky?

This is almost as bad as the Nagy, Calder, Preissing summer of 06.
Except for knowing they will be at least relatively competitive.

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I wonder who he will room with on the road.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oINuqLe1brY
I like him a lot more after watching that video.

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We also missed out on Drury and Redden, but I don't see anyone here complaining about those
Um, I don't think we made an offer to Redden did we? Gaborik, Kovy and Martin we were all in the top 2-3 of locking them up...just couldn't close.

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So we lost out on Gaborik, couldn't close on Martin or Kovalchuk and we end up with Ponikarovsky?

This is almost as bad as the Nagy, Calder, Preissing summer of 06.
Why do people ***** about the Nagy signing? It was a one year deal. It didn't work out, and we didn't lose cap space long term. That was a throw away rebuild year for us anyway. Calder? I don't think he was the signing that was supposed to get us back to the playoffs.

Both of those were stop-gap signings for the rebuild (which you all know we were in) yet you ***** about them like they were supposed to make us contenders and failed to do so.

How can some of you enjoy anything related to the Kings when you're so busy looking for things to gripe about?

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Gaborik, Kovy and Martin we were all in the top 2-3 of locking them up...just wouldn't close.
You got a letter wrong.

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Now if Dean can just land us a top 4 defenseman I'll be content.

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Now if Dean can just land us a top 4 defenseman I'll be content.
This.

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Knew it! Good signing!

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Fine with me. I'm a fan of the 1 year term.

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I always liked Poni, but he is a bit enigmatic.

Some days he has a hell of a shot, and is very quick. Other days he can't hit the net and refuses to break out with his speed.

Sometimes he uses his body, most of the time he doesn't.

Just don't make him a first liner, and it shouldn't be too bad. He is a good 2nd line option. He relies heavily on chemistry, and rarely can make plays on his own, so that also determines where he should be placed.

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I really hope we get Andy Sutton at this point...

Even at this point we went from Jones and Frolov to Kovy and Martin to Poni and ???.

The plane started to dip, it picked back up and then crashed hard.

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This is all part of Deano's plan to get Kovy to sign with us after the Devils lose the arbitration so he can play with his fellow Russian buddy.

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