June 26th, 2006, 01:04 PM #11
I'd like to think that we are going to use the money to land some top free agents as well. But to look at the roster as it sits right now I don't think were going to attract alot of top Free Agents.
But then again, Nashville didn't look that much better when they got Kariya and Columbus With Foote. So lets hope.
June 26th, 2006, 06:31 PM #12
Son Of A B!
Here we go again with building for the future bull****. Build for now! I want to see the cup in LA in my life time.
June 28th, 2006, 10:30 PM #13
I was surprised by this one, but we've got to give DL a chance to build his team. I think Demitra is great, but fact is, he's a piece of glass and has a poor history in the playoffs. Moreover, it's the kind of dramatic move that DL has to make if he's going to get rid of the attitude of this team over the last couple of seasons.
As the earlier post suggested, this frees up about 8-9 million in cap space when you factor in Roenick. I wouldn't be surprised to see DL put down some big bucks for a young defenseman like Chara to build around long term.
As for rebuilding, I don't think DL is going to kiss off next season. I do think he's going to make us younger, stronger, faster, and more solid defensively, which will help Garon and LaBarbara a lot if he decides to stay with them.
So, I can live with it. Long-term, it puts us in a lot better position than we are now and with some heart, hustle, and half-way decent special teams, we just may squeak into the playoffs during a rebuilding year.
July 2nd, 2006, 08:48 AM #14
Ive been a kings fan since '78' when i was born, and we have tried to rebuild too many times. The only time we made it passed the 2nd round of the playoffs was when we spent money, and had talent. My patience is gone. Now we raise ticket prices? we better sign sombody. The ducks get a new GM, and in 1 season they are in the conference finals AGAIN!, where we have only been ONCE in team history. Our family has had season seats since before I was born, Hell anaheim is alot closer! I hate to be thinking this way, but I am tired of rebuilding................... we need to do something for now, not 3 years from now.GO KINGS
July 3rd, 2006, 11:49 AM #15
Still way to early to say how the roster is going to turn out, but I'm with just about everybody on this one - let's get a good team together THIS year. Being a Kings fan has been incredibly frustrating for way too long. Cup finals once in all these years? Year after year of no playoffs or an early exit? It's getting old, and each year when the season ends, I say I'm done with the Kings... But I just can't kick the habit! Go Kings Go!
July 13th, 2006, 08:35 PM #16
dude, now that DEMITRA is gone, WTF DO I DO WITH MY DEMITRA JERSEY!!!!!!! (LA KINGS demitra jersey by the way) i got it during christmas, and 6 months later he gets traded!!! My F****** luck!!!! I still love that guy i hope he rips it up with gaborik!!! alwayz loved the way he played even in the I HATE st. louis blues days!!!
August 30th, 2006, 10:57 AM #17
August 30th, 2006, 01:42 PM #18
Get over it.
Originally Posted by meman