The Los Angeles Kings have picked up free-agent left-winger Alexei Ponikarovsky (file photo).

Jul 27, 2010 Full story: Vancouver Sun

LOS ANGELES a ' The Los Angeles Kings were quick to find a replacement for Alexander Frolov, with the signing Tuesday of free-agent left-winger Alexei Ponikarovsky.

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#1 Jul 27, 2010
i'll say what i said in our kings m/b;

well, dean has only replaced a part - this will not help them anymore than if frolov was signed to stay on. don't mistake this for a a great, or even good deal; yes, they needed to add a body & dean & timmy will be over the top on this signing, but it really is not a big deal at all. in fact, whereas frolov averaged a goal every 3+ games, ponikarovsky has averaged a goal every 4+ games; he is a bit better defensively, but not even the goal scorer that frolov is & at 2 years older.

and i get a kick out of so many blogs, sports websites, etc. that are saying things such as "the kings have signed ponikarovsky when they couldn't land kovalchuk" but again, at best, they simply replaced an average lw with an average lw. it's much ado about nothing.

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