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Whither Clifford?

Of the six left wings mentioned — Brown, Penner, Gagne, King, Nolan and Clifford — one of them (Gagne) is almost certain to leave after next season (if he can even make it through 2012-13 healthy), and another (Penner) is not any kind of lock to return after next year either. I would say, actually, that since neither Clifford or Nolan ought to be considered top-six forwards (you can make an argument for King, though he fits anywhere), really we’re talking about whether there’s room for all three of Clifford, Nolan and King in the bottom six. We can just remove Brown, Gagne and Penner from the equation.

Woods/Parise Wedding (ctd)

Yes, I posted the wedding registry as a joke (“Kings fans lure UFA with wedding gifts”), but I now have a kind of serious point. I did not know that Zach Parise was getting married on July 21, 2012. That’s in 18 days. The kid is essentially getting married right f***ing now. He’s got bigger…

Show your Parise love at the Pottery Barn/Crate & Barrel wedding registry

Zach Parise and fiancee Alisha Woods are getting married later this month, so Kings fans still have a few days to show their enthusiasm for the as-yet unsigned UFA and his soon-to-be wife. Many nice items (six-slice toaster, Cuisinart, mixer, hand towels) still available — though I noticed several items listed with “desired: 0 ; purchased: 1.” How rude.

Signing bonus plus salary can’t exceed $14MM

So there’s no “$24 million” upfront. Sorry. The CBA limits salary plus bonuses in any given year to 20% of the upper limit in the year in which the contract is signed. Winger Zach Parise has a once-in-a lifetime chance to get maximum dollars in unrestricted free agency. He can write his own ticket. If…

Cheesecakes?

Now that @Dustinpenner25 has signed on for one more year I stocked the team snack room. #mmmmmcheese twitter.com/DustinBrown23/… — dustin brown (@DustinBrown23) July 1, 2012  

King Parise?

As I tweeted a few hours ago, if the Parise market is indeed in the high $6MM AAV range (we keep hearing 12 years, $80MM-ish), that’s not outrageous for the Kings. $80MM divided by 12 is $6.67, lower than Kopitar’s 6.8, lower than Doty’s 7. Even with Penner re-signing at $3.25MM, there’s room. How much…