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The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Los Angeles Kings are now officially out of the Ilya Kovalchuk sweepstakes. The Kings are said to have sat down with Kovalchuk on Wednesday in hopes of revisiting contract talks and coming to some sort of deal. Unfortunately, it appears as if Kovalchuk’s demands are just too high, which has resulted in King’s general manager Dean Lombardi pulling the plug on a deal. The reality is, the Kings know they have a lot of good young talent on their team, and as such, they will have to tread carefully if they choose to re-sign them. This looks to be the direction the team is leaning towards. Los Angeles Kings’ governor Tim Leiweke told the times, “Dean is trying here, but we know what we need in cap space going forward to keep our ...

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