July 2018 – LA Kings Lineup, Salary Cap Situation and Possible Trade Scenarios

With some of the heated fervor surrounding Free Agent Frenzy starting to dissipate, we thought it best to circle back on the LA Kings salary cap situation. We continue to get inquires via social media regarding General Manager Rob Blake’s overall plan.
Well, his whiteboard in El Segundo looks something similar to this:
 

Kovalchuk
Kopitar
Brown

$6,250,000
10,000,000
5,875,000

 
 
 

Pearson
Carter
Toffoli

3,750,000
5,272,727
4,600,000

 
 
 

Iafallo
Kempe
Vilardi

925,000
894,167
925,000

 
 
 

Clifford
Lewis
Thompson

1,600,000
2,000,000
1,650,000

 
 
 

Brodzinski
Amadio
 

650,000
717,500
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Forbort
Doughty
 

2,525,000
7,000,000
 

 
 
 

Muzzin
Phaneuff
 

4,000,000
5,250,000
 

 
 

Brickley
Martinez
 

925,000
4,000,000
 

 
 
 

LaDue
 
 

917,831
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Quick
Campbell
 

5,800,000
675,000
 

 
This configuration of […]

REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Talking Why Kovalchuk and Kings Next Roster Moves

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Enjoy a free replay of this weekend’s Two Man Advantage on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jonathan Davis to look at why the LA Kings signed forward Iyla Kovalchuk, if that makes them a Stanley Cup contender, what other moves they might make next, a John Tavares prediction, and much more. […]

Tidbits and Clips on Kings Other Picks at 2018 NHL Draft

We already posted an article with notes and quotes regarding forward Rasmus Kupari, the Kings top pick at the 2018 NHL Draft. Below are some additional thoughts and tidbits regarding the remaining six players they drafted this weekend. We will have even more coverage and insight posted early in the week, as we continue to […]

Notes and Quotes on LA Kings 2018 RD1 Pick – Rasums Kupari

When it comes to the opening round of this year’s NHL Draft, things pretty much played out exactly as we had been discussing over the past few weeks. You had LA GM Rob Blake desperate to add a top-6 forward to his roster, yet lacking an appetite to trade pick No. 20 to solve that […]

How the Kings Could Make a Pacioretty Trade Work

Buckle up. The next 48 hours should be fun, hockey fans – for a number of different reasons. To start with, the NHL Draft kicks off tonight, where the Kings currently hold pick No. 20. What they might do with it has been covered extensively on this site over the past two weeks. On the […]

[UPDATED] LA Kings 2018-19 Salary Cap, Trade Scenarios, and Voynov Update

We’ve reached that time of the year again – the week after the Stanley Cup has been awarded and all attention turns to the upcoming NHL Draft, followed by the opening of free agency. Thus, the questions have been rolling in of late, what does all of this mean for the LA Kings? And what […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Doughty Contract, Awards and Next Moves by LA Kings

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio, where John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to look at Drew Doughty’s new contract (starts around tbe 7:15 mark), thoughts in the NHL Awards, what moves are coming up from LA Kings GM Rob Blake at the draft and via […]

Blake and Yannetti on Their Evolving Relationship, and the LA Kings 2018 Draft

At this time last year, fresh on the heels of taking over as LA Kings General Manager just two months prior, Rob Blake was pretty transparent heading into the 2017 NHL Draft – it was largely Mark Yannetti’s show to run. Fast forward one year, and I checked in with both guys to see how […]

Yannetti Talks LA Kings Outlook Heading Into 2018 NHL Draft

As astute readers of this website know, there are few people in the world of hockey we find more fascinating than Mark Yannetti. He has been an integral part of the LA Kings success at the NHL Draft for nearly a decade now and he’s one of the sport’s true deep thinkers. As he will […]

MayorsManor Live: DB and The Mayor with LA Kings Summer Primer

Follow @mayorNHLBuckle up! We’re back with over 30 minutes of hockey talk and we’re covering all the LA Kings news you could possibly need right now – including: Mike Futa’s evolving role with the team (he recently signed a new multi-year contract extension), Tyler Toffoli, Tanner Pearson, Gabe Vilardi, Adrian Kempe, Paul LaDue, Jake Muzzin, […]