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    This thread got kinda sad.
    Last edited by KOPI! PEVS!; May 17th, 2022 at 02:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hokiecat View Post
    They just announced it? It was pretty obvious when he got KO'ed and staggered off the ice that he was concussed.

    The worst part is Englund got 1 game for that hit. It looked like something out of 1994 with the head as the primary point of contact. At some point the NHL and AHL need to start getting serious about contact to the head-- either intentional or accidental-- with major suspensions for intentional hits.
    Rob Blake, for the love of hockey, please put some muscle on the BOTH the Kings and Reign roster. You absolutely cannot have **** like this transpiring. Did anyone see the Texiera hit on Turcotte earlier in the season, and it was Fagemo that stepped up afterwards? Please no more of this.. just go grab any random concrete handed brute who has objective orders to absolutely pummel opposing players who take liberties. It's not rocket science, and it's also probably what ended up being the edge for the Oilers, as they were more than willing to take liberties and cheap shots against the Kings, while having absolutely no fear for their superstar players. I don't care of the forward plays 3 minutes a night, and spends 10 minutes per game in the box. It CAN NOT CONTINUE TO HAPPEN.

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    Regarding an offseason acquisition, I see a lot of people throwing around names like Forsberg and Gadreau, but the simple fact is that both of those guys had career years, and are looking to cash in for their first BIG MONEY extension. It's going to take something like 7x7 or 8x8 to get either of those guys under contract, so I don't think that's plausible. One name I am NOT seeing bandied about is a guy like Malkin, who openly stated that he wants to stay in the NHL. Apparently the word on the street is that the Pens have lowballed both he and Letang, offering them each 5mil x 3. Why not make him a highly paid bridge guy, who can obviously still score in both the regular season and playoffs, perhaps 7mill x 3 years or so, to buy us that critical time for Byfield/Turcotte/Vilardi to ripen(if any of the 3 ever do, which i'm not optimistic). In the meantime, it will signal to the entire team that the goal is playoffs and success.. not just biding time for the next crop, while our veteran superstars diminish. That will certainly spell regression for this team next season, and possibly the next two.

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    I don't think we will see gaudreau or malkin, Kadri might be interesting though. Forsberg is only an option through VA it seems.

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    I feel like we have a lot of play makers and not a lot of pure shooters . I would definitely go after Laine since he is young and will grow with the young core .

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    Quote Originally Posted by gokor84 View Post
    I feel like we have a lot of play makers and not a lot of pure shooters . I would definitely go after Laine since he is young and will grow with the young core .
    I talked to Dennis Bernstein about this on Twitter towards the end of the year. This was his take on what is missing from our PP.

    I know we have Kaliyev developing in this direction, but it is true of this team in general.

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    Please no Malkin. We'd have a second Kovalchuk of we got him. His numbers look decent but I'm shaking my head at his play whenever I watch the Penguins.
    Actually a lot of the FA names are scary. Blake could get into trouble in a hurry if he isn't careful.

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    I saw this on another website. This poster may post here as well. Not trying to claim the post but only posting here be use I like this approach to the off-season. Anyone think this is doable?

    copy of post below:

    I'll take some wild guesses here and re-sign some folks:

    1. Kempe, 5 years, $5,500,000
    2. Lemieux, 2 years, $1,750,000
    3. Grundstrom, 2 years, $1,500,000
    4. Anderson, 4 years, $3,000,000

    That gives us the following roster:

    Kempe - Kopitar - Kaliyev
    Moore - Danault - Arvidsson
    Iafallo - Byfield - Grundstrom
    Lemieux - Lizotte - Kupari

    Anderson - Doughty
    Bjornfot - Clarke
    Walker - Roy

    Quick
    Petersen

    That leaves us with over $7,750,000 in cap space for various improvements. The biggest areas for improvement to me at least are a left-shot defenseman (Chychrun? Provorov?), a bottom-six winger with size (Deslauriers?), and a blue-chip goalie prospect.

    This roster is missing a few big pieces too: Vilardi, Anderson-Dolan, and Durzi. I could see us moving Kupari and Walker as well. Maybe we send some combination of these players for Jakob Chychrun and Tyler Bertuzzi?

    Bertuzzi - Kopitar - Kempe
    Moore - Danault - Kaliyev
    Iafallo - Byfield - Arvidsson
    Lemieux - Lizotte - Grundstrom

    Anderson - Doughty
    Chychrun - Clarke
    Bjornfot - Roy

    Quick
    Petersen

    These moves leave us with just shy of $2,000,000 in cap space (which would likely be used on a 13th forward and 7th defenseman). This would be a very solid roster next season in my opinion.

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    We've never quite felt like a run and gun w/ FA deals type of team.

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    Moving Iafallo for whatever he returns in a draft pick or including him in a trade package is a good place to start. Kings need the $4 million in cap space far more than they need another underperforming winger.

    If Kopi just can’t live without his talisman, then maybe he can pay AI the $4 million out of his overblown salary…

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