With Several Cut Loose, Blake Shaping Kings Opening Night Roster

To say it’s a new day in Los Angeles would be a bit of an understatement.
Case in point, Jordan Nolan. Drafted by the Kings, developed by the Kings, won two Stanley Cups with the Kings… and thank you for your service, but we are prepared to go in a new direction. It’s nothing personal, it’s […]

July 2017: Update on LA Kings Salary Cap Situation and Roster Projection

Fresh on the heels of forward Nick Shore and the Kings agreeing to new one year contract, with an average annual value (AAV) of $925,000, we have updated our look at the team’s current salary cap situation.
2017-18 LA Kings Projected Opening Night Roster (with important notes at the end of the article)
 

Cammalleri
Kopitar
Brown

1,000,000
10,000,000
5,875,000

 
 
 

Pearson
Carter
Toffoli

3,750,000
5,272,727
4,550,000

 
 
 

Kempe
Dowd
Brodzinski

894,167
650,000
950,000

 
 
 

Clifford
Shore
Lewis

1,600,000
925,000
2,000,000

 
 
 

Nolan
Andreoff
 

950,000
677,500
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Muzzin
Doughty
 

4,000,000
7,000,000
 

 
 
 

Martinez
LaDue
 

4,000,000
1,500,000
 

 
 
 

Forbort
Gravel
 

650,000
950,000
 

 
 
 

Folin
 
 

850,000
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Quick
Kuemper
 

5,800,000
650,000
 

 
The above 23-man roster […]

LA Kings 2017-18 Salary Cap Crunch: Summer Work Underway

And so it begins; the LA Kings summer re-tool is officially in full swing. Sure, there are still several key decisions to be made by General Manager Rob Blake – i.e. who will join head coach John Stevens behind the bench, which players will get protected in the Expansion Draft (more on that below), etc. […]

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Players No. 6-10

Now that readers have had a few days to digest this week’s Honorable Mentions article, it’s time to continue our multi-part series looking at the 2017 LA Kings Top 10 Prospects list. And we’ll begin the countdown with some reports on players rounding out the bottom-half of the list, guys coming it No. 6-10.
As […]

Reign Retain Perfect Record Against Rival Stars

The Ontario Reign opened their home schedule Friday night with a game against the division rival Texas Stars. Despite Texas finishing just two points behind Ontario in the standings last year, the Reign went undefeated against the Stars. Tonight was no different, as a three-point effort by Captain Vincent LoVerde led the Reign to an […]

AHL: Auger’s OT Winner Puts Reign Up 2-0

After besting the San Jose Barracuda in their opening round series, the Ontario Reign face yet another California opponent – squaring off with another division rival in the San Diego Gulls. This isn’t the first time the Kings and Ducks AHL clubs have met in the playoffs in recent memory, as the Norfolk Admirals eliminated the […]

Reign Comeback In Second Period, Knock Off Barracuda 3-2

Jonny Brodzinski and Justin Auger struck 16 seconds apart in the second period bringing the Ontario Reign all the way back from the 2-0 deficit to a 3-2 victory over the San Jose Barracuda on Saturday night at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.  For Ontario it completed their eighth win in their last nine games […]

Reign Roll in Midweek Matchup with Manitoba

American Hockey League President and CEO David Andrews was on hand in Ontario to witness the Reign 4-1 drubbing of the visiting Manitoba Moose. He shared some thoughts with MM prior to the game, they can be seen here.
As for the contest on the ice, there wasn’t much of one. A 1-0 first period lead […]

AHL: Reign Downed By Gulls In Shootout – Analysis, Line Combos, Video Highlights

Roughly one-third of the way through their season, the Ontario Reign are cruising through the AHL’s Pacific Division. With only four regulation losses, it has been nearly impossible from denying the Reign a point after 60 minutes of play. The team that won last year’s Calder Cup in Utica hasn’t looked to have slowed down […]

LA Kings 2015-16 Early Season Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

Call your friends. Call your neighbors. Alert all hockey fans. The wait is over. Yes, it’s finally time for our highly anticipated look at the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings.
For anyone unfamiliar with this list, over the past five seasons this content has become a vital source of player information, as nobody outside the […]