Two of these guys, Dustin Penner and Jarret Stoll, had regular seasons that they probably want to forget. Each had their worst season since their rookie years.
It's hard to get lower than what they did last season.
However, when the playoffs rolled around, all of a sudden, these guys were money. They found and embraced the roles they were given under Darryl Sutter, and everyone benefited greatly.
So do we put the past behind us and offer them maybe a little less money to stay with a contender and keep this team together?
Hard to say. The Kings have several able-bodied and younger replacements waiting in the wings. They could also greatly use the money freed up from their contracts for other endeavors.
Both Dwight King and Trevor Lewis showed incredible potential in the postseason as offensive talents that could replace the two veterans.
Colin Fraser also suffers from a similar fate. There are a lot of guys in the Kings' minor league system who could potentially take his spot.
Both Stoll and Penner will likely be in for a pay cut. If they don't like the sound of that, then maybe it's time for Andrei Loktionov, King, Lewis, Jordan Nolan or oft-forgotten Marc-Andre Cliche to gain a bigger role.
Also, the money that would go to re-signing these three gentlemen would be more than enough to get Jonathan Quick in a Kings uniform for the next several years.