They see me rollin'. They hatin'.
- Jul 28, 2004
With NHL free agency set to open Saturday, the intrigue may be twofold for the Kings, whose effective salary-cap space might be measured in pocket lint or rusty coins rather than dollars even as they remain in need of a starting goaltender and a complete pro roster for the upcoming campaign. Given the Kings' current cap situation, it seems that they will have to exchange a roster player for a goalie, whether directly or indirectly. Complicating matters for the Kings is that cap space is at a premium all over the NHL, especially among competitive teams.