Martin Jones holdout officially under way, plus Mathieu Garon headed to LA

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According to LAX security footage and various flight manifests, all of the Kings prospects have safely arrived in Los Angeles for Rookie Camp, minus just one name.  Per hotel records, the others have checked in and are eagerly awaiting their physicals and conditioning tests tomorrow.
Goaltender Martin Jones is the lone player not in town, thus […]

Clifford leaves shovel and trade rumors behind, returning to Kings

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Kyle Clifford is a simple man, he makes no bones about it.
From the game he plays on the ice, to the lifestyle he leads off it, there are no secrets. It’s point A to point B and he’s happy every step of the way.
While some of his teammates have been off getting married or taking […]

Salary Cap Crunch – Kyle Clifford or Trevor Lewis?

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We keep waiting for people to beg for mercy, complaining that their heads hurt from all the math. Instead, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive all summer long to our series of salary cap articles. And why not, if there was ever a period in NHL history where you really needed to understand the cap […]

Lombardi responds to anybody critical of Rob Blake hiring

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During today’s conference calls with Dean Lombardi and Rob Blake, neither man shied away from the fact that some Kings fans – albeit, a small vocal group – may not like the hiring of the future Hall of Fame Player.
Despite a long list of credentials, including being the Kings’ all-time leader in games played, goals, […]

Monday morning Salary Cap review – Martinez in, who’s next?

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Nothing gets people excited like a little math on a Monday morning.
For about the past month or so we’ve been reviewing the Kings salary cap situation – which, as most of you know by now, is more complicated than the planning required for a Cirque du Soleil show.
As part of the new CBA agreed to […]

Updated overview of the Kings salary cap situation

Salary Cap Kings Week3

Here we go again. Salary Cap 101, week three is now in session.
As mentioned previously, you’re encouraged to take copious notes. Pop quizzes are likely early next week.
A few major changes have taken place since our last meeting, including the departure of Rob Scuderi and addition of Jeff Schultz. In a somewhat surprising reversal, GM […]

Updated: LA Kings Development Camp Roster – July 2013

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Earlier this week we posted a preliminary roster for the Kings’ upcoming Development Camp and it was pretty much dead on with today’s official release – with one notable exception, Tyler Toffoli is coming.
The list also confirms what MayorsManor first reported in May, the Kings were planning on signing 2010 draft pick Maxim Kitsyn right […]

Dustin Penner sets the record straight on his future

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Dustin Penner is one of those players that can be described as a lot of different things to a lot of different people. He’s universally loved by his teammates and has likely frustrated every coach he’s played for. Many fans love him, others want to love him, but resist because of his point totals. Physically, […]

What the Kings can offer Rob Scuderi now

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Welcome back to summer school. This is Salary Cap 101, week two.
Please take copious notes, there will be a pop quiz later this week.
We pick things up following the trade that went down over the weekend between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Let’s begin with a few quick reminders – (a) when evaluating a […]

Why the Kings can’t bring everybody back – simplistic overview

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Unless you were a math major in college, the NHL salary cap likely bores you once the conversation gets past a certain surface level. So, with that in mind, we’ll try to keep this light and breezy.
Putting it as simple as possible, the LA Kings are screwed.
Essentially, compiling a 23-man roster and staying within next season’s […]