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Kings' hopes hinge on healthy horses

The Kings have the potential to scare teams in the playoffs, if they can get there.

Originally Published: September 24, 2001
By Mike Heika | Special to ESPN.com

If only the Kings could enjoy good health for one full season.

Concussions limited Jason Allison to only 26 games last season and Adam Deadmarsh to only 20. Neither has been cleared to play in the season opener.

And that's what is frustrating about the Kings, who lost 435 man games to injury last season. They have a solid coach in Andy Murray, some impressive talent spread throughout the lineup and, now, an interesting new goalie in Roman Cechmanek. Mix that in with the offseason acquisitions ...

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