Free agency analysis … it ain’t pretty

Here’s what Yahoo! Sports had to say about the Kings’ free agency efforts thus far:

The Kings lost The Piece, Rob Scuderi, to the Penguins and checking winger Brad Richardson to the Vancouver Canucks. They re-signed Keaton Ellerby for one year and inked Jeff Schultz, who was bought out by the Capitals for one year. Schultz is, as they say, not good. But hey, they’re still in the “pulling Matt Frattin for Bernier” afterglow, so …

Grade: D

Here’s what had to say while listing the Kings among the “losers:”

There was lots of talk suggesting they were in on Jarome Iginla — it’s easy to imagine how well he would have fit in with that group — but losing out on that bidding is nowhere near as painful as having to replace the steady Scuderi with Jeff Schultz (one year, $700,000), a player who could scarcely crack Washington’s D corps last season.

My own take:

If you ain’t getting better, you’re getting worse and the Kings ain’t getting better this summer. Not yet, anyway.


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  • Rock’em, Sock’em

    The D-corp is solid even without Scuderi; it’s the 3 and 4th lines that need a little makeover. The Kings are fine.