AHL: Reign Rally Not Enough To Quiet Condors, Lose Fifth Straight

Ontario and Bakersfield were right back at it Saturday night as the Reign played host for the second half of the weekend series. Cal Petersen would relieve Jack Campbell of his duties for the night as he attempted to backstop the Reign to their first points of the season. The Reign powerplay came up empty […]

AHL: Reign Shutout by Condors in Ontario’s 10th Home Opener

Ontario Reign Shutout by Bakersfield Condors in their 10th season of professional hockey in the Inland Empire.
After seven years in the East Coast Hockey League, the Reign opened their third AHL campaign — marking their 10th season of professional hockey in Ontario — against a familiar for in the Bakersfield Condors. Both teams were part […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Lombardi, Sutter, Kopitar and Summer Plans

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis on the Two Man Advantage to discuss all the latest happenings surrounding the Los Angeles Kings – including: will Darryl Sutter be coaching the team next season, the future of GM Dean Lombardi, getting production from […]

Kings Prospects Shine in Reign OT Loss to Gulls

Ontario started the game with a comfortable five point lead over San Jose for the Pacific division lead. Meanwhile, the third place San Diego Gulls were looking to make up some ground, as they sat seven points back of the Reign with two games in hand. And they would do just that, scratching their way […]

Ontario Outlast Condors, Push Winning Streak To Three

 
Division rival Bakersfield was in town to take on a red-hot Reign team. Ontario came into the game having posted consecutive wins against against San Jose and San Diego. Wednesday night, they would continue their dominance of the Condors, winning 3-2 moving to 4-0-1 against them on the year. Jonny Brodzinski would score the game winner, […]

Reign Fall 3-1, Lose Season Series With Stars

 
The Ontario Reign returned to the rink Wednesday, taking on the Texas Stars at home. The mid-week tilt was the first action Ontario has seen since their rainy outdoor game against the Bakersfield Condors Saturday night.
The final scheduled meeting between the teams, Ontario held a 1-1-1 record against Texas entering tonight’s contest. Last year’s series […]