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by Paul on 08/24/11 at 08:11 AM ET
from J.P. Hoomstra of Inside the Kings,
Most athletes will tell you they play better with something to prove—the proverbial chip on the shoulder—and Moreau definitely has something. While Kings assistant general manager Ron Hextall said they were “thrilled to have him,” he’s well aware why Moreau was still on the free-agent market in late August: Teams were scared off by a lengthy injury history that included a 2010-11 season in which Moreau played just 37 games.
“Last year was a tough year, whenever a player is getting on in years, everyone questions whether he’s capable of doing it anymore,” Hextall said.
Moreau—who passed a physical Monday—insists he can still do it.
“I’m great. That’s the biggest misconception right now, that my health - it has been just unlucky things,” he said. “I’ve been hit by pucks in the wrong spots. It has nothing to do with age, wearing down. I’ve never had hip problems, knee problems, concussions. I feel the same way I did when I was 28.”
A better question is, what can Moreau do?
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