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by Paul on 06/03/10 at 10:17 PM ET
from Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,
The NHL is always rich in small debates that make the sport interesting. Currently, there are some debates around the NHL that are of a more serious nature — so I will choose my side.
Marleau or Kovalchuk: Ilya Kovalchuk will the most prominent free agent in the marketplace and there will be more suitors for him than I originally thought. But if you ask me whether the Los Angeles Kings are more likely to go after either Patrick Marleau or Kovalchuk, I might say Marleau. It’s expected that the Kings will pursue an elite-level forward and the presumption they will go after the dynamic, fan-pleasing Kovalchuk to put more people in the stands. But GM Dean Lombardi knows Marleau well from their days in San Jose. If the Kings chase a free-agent forward, I’m guessing Lombardi will give strong consideration to Marleau.
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