LA Kings 2017-18 Season Has Acute Focus on Three Rs

To a man, the LA Kings organization would largely like to forget the past three seasons. Not much good has come, at least on the ice, since raising the organization’s second Stanley Cup in 2014. Now, with a plethora of new management in place, many of the same core players will be asked to provide […]

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 […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Network Radio with LA Kings Preview

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Ryan Paton to answer questions about the LA Kings upcoming season. Among the topics covered were – what is needed for Anze Kopitar to produce more offense, can Jeff Carter keep up his scoring pace, […]

Probable Roster Decisions in Advance of Kings Opening Night

For the first time in several seasons, salary cap issues are no longer the topic du jour in Los Angeles.  Sure, the Kings aren’t completely out of the woods just yet — case in point, there is still plenty of work to do before talks begin with Drew Doughty on a contract extension next summer. […]

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 […]

2017 NHL DRAFT PREVIEW: Blake and Yannetti on Kings Philosophy and Needs

Everything still has a feeling of newness surrounding the LA Kings organization. While their Vegas brethren have been dominating most of the headlines this week, that is likely to change quickly as the spotlight now turns toward the 2017 NHL Draft.
GM Rob Blake held a media call early Thursday to share a few thoughts about […]

Update on LA Kings 2017-18 Salary Cap Following NHL Expansion Draft

Last month, we brought you part-one of what will most likely be a summer-long process of re-evaluating where the LA Kings stand relative to the 2017-18 salary cap. New GM Rob Blake has plenty of work ahead of him, as he works to re-tool his roster and the fly and put the Kings back in […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Toffoli and Pearson Contracts, Kings Next Moves

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis of the Two Man Advantage to discuss several topics circling the LA Kings, including: Tyler Toffoli’s new contract, Tanner Pearson getting a new deal, Rob Blake’s report card as GM thus far, Jonathan Quick’s return next […]

VIDEO: Kings of the Roundtable – Episode 2, Rob Blake and Dustin Brown

After overwhelmingly positive feedback to last week’s Kings of the Roundtable debut (click here if you missed it), we’re back with Episode 2. And this time around, we’re talking about Rob Blake as the new General Manager (What does that really mean for the franchise?); plus free agency, Dustin Brown’s future, the NHL Expansion Draft […]

Rob Blake on How and Why John Stevens Was Promoted

Following today’s LA Kings press conference to announce John Stevens as the team’s new head coach, General Manager Rob Blake shared a plethora of additional insight into how and why the promotion occurred:
Blake on finding a head coach right away:
“Well, I think I’ve experienced it first hand, which goes a long way. Also, the experience […]