LA Kings recall two players, make a pair of other roster changes

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With an offense that continues to provide less than consistent scoring, it was only a matter of time until a move had to be made in Los Angeles. As we first discussed when NHL team’s had to submit their initial rosters to the league office, coach Darryl Sutter was going to carry eight defenseman until [...]

MayorsManor: What line-up the LA Kings should use, not what it will be

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Hopefully by now you’ve had a chance to read the article put up over the weekend predicting what moves the Kings would be making to get down to the maximum roster size of 23 players. Perhaps the most common question asked this week is how/why Tyler Toffoli didn’t make the final list.
It’s explained in that [...]

POLL: Which defenseman is being cut from Kings roster?

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Building on this article, where we predicted who will be part of the Kings opening night roster, which defenseman do you think will be cut?
There’s only room for three of the following four players:

<a href=”http://polldaddy.com/poll/7433640/”>Which defenenseman is being cut from the Kings roster?</a>
[UPDATE: Schultz was officially put on waivers Sunday morning, thus the poll is [...]

Prediction Time – LA Kings 2013-14 opening night roster

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After all the hand-wringing and head-scratching that went on this summer over the Kings roster, it’s all about to become crystal clear in the next 48 hours. Some people will like the results, others won’t. Regardless, there are several tough choices ahead for GM Dean Lombardi, coach Darryl Sutter and their key lieutenants.
Based on everything we’ve [...]

Ellerby inching closer to securing roster spot with Kings

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Following about an hour of action on the ice Thursday, Kings coach Darryl Sutter had some praise for defenseman Keaton Ellerby, including saying this when asked about how the competition on the blue line is shaping up:
“Keaton’s had a great camp. Very, very good. And I think Jeff [Schultz] has been a guy that’s had [...]

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 on contracts he’s working on – ‘Every nickel counts’

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So far, the summer of 2013 hasn’t been quite the magical ride for Dean Lombardi that he experienced last year.
Not only did the Kings fall short of their goal – winning a second Stanley Cup – he also was faced with a shrinking salary cap to go along with three Unrestricted Free Agents and more [...]

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 [...]

Kings players have parting thoughts for Jonathan Bernier

You’d be hard pressed to find a negative article on new Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. He was a consummate professional during his time as a member of the Kings organization.
So it’s no surprise that as today wore on and the news of his departure from LA began to spread, several of his now-former teammates [...]

Keaton Ellerby on his recent penalty streak

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After the Kings 6-2 win over the visiting Calgary Flames, defenseman Keaton Ellerby shared the following thoughts…
- On the number of penalties he’s taken recently (three in two games): “Tonight it was just, we’re killing a penalty, I’m just trying to battle and kill a penalty off. I may have…I didn’t think it was worth [...]