11 juin 2018
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Hammerwise</b></div><div>True, but a fairly easy resign and a much more reliable, dependable and established top 4 guy. Kylington is only signed for 2 yrs, 1 yr more than Sanheim.
Maybe its the difference in salary, but if salary wasnt part of it, I'd rather have Sanheim than Kylington, especially given the ages of Durzi/Bjornfot/Anderson.</div></div>
Salary is a big part, Kings don't have space, Sanheim could be had for free once Edler's contract is up.
I don't think the Kings need to rush, they just need an offensively strong LD to pair with Matt Roy, potentially we already have that in Walker.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>JaredOfLondon</b></div><div>like i said, doughty had a bounce back year last season, it doesnt mean he is good going forward. And again, my point was that Kings fans were using the fact that he was on a bad underperforming team as some sort of excuse for him being bad and that's why he mailed it in or whatever, instead of, you know, just aging out of his peak. I cant count the times someone said he was regressing and not near as good any more only to have a kings fan say something like "he's just not motivated to play well!" which, if true, would be a loser mentality.</div></div>
Oh no, he was legit bad. It was worrying, but he has trended up over the last two seasons. But I think it has less to do with inspiration and more to do with his defensive pairing partners, he had truly awful partners which made him play more of a stay at home role to make up for his partners.
2017-2018: Derek Forbort
2018-2019: Derek Forbort
2019-20 : Ryan Joakim/Ben Hutton
2020-21: Mikey Anderson
2020-22: Mikey Anderson
Take a look at the roles those players play today, he was forced to carry weaker defensemen and thank god Todd McLellan put an end to that.
Forum: NHL5 août à 15 h 43 <div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Campabee</b></div><div>Really, I would have thought the Kings value chart went something like
Clarke, Durzi, Grans, Spence</div></div>
NHL readiness is: Durzi, Spence, Clarke, Grans
The actual players we thought were going to be the high ceiling were Clarke and Grans. But Spence in his first pro year was an absolute knockout AHL all star, led rookie defensemen, and got nearly 20 games in the NHL.
Durzi has been pro for 3 years, and finally broke out, while his offense is drew doughty lite, he has some defensive flaws. If Spence can steal the job from Durzi or even switch to left side, I think Durzi’s days here are numbed.
In the meantime the Kings are playing with house cash, they can just keep bolstering the players values and pick which ones they want to move.