Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio with Boomer – Aug 2017

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about all things LA Kings – including: Jonathan Quick’s ability to carry the workload this season, Marian Gaborik’s injury status, the top rookies who need to step into the lineup this season, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

VIDEO: Kings of the Roundtable – Episode 5, Trades and Free Agent Signings

After beginning to talk about potential trades and/or free agent signings during Kings of the Roundtable, Episode 4, the group is back to finish that discussion, as well as go to-to-toe on Dustin Brown losing the captaincy, the possibility of a bounce back year from Tyler Toffoli, should Anze Kopitar be expected to raise the […]

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. […]

Blake on What’s Ahead for Kopitar, Gaborik, Lombardi, Iginla

More from LA Kings General Manager Rob Blake following today’s press conference to introduce John Stevens as the team’s new head coach…
— PART ONE OF THIS INTERVIEW POSTED HERE —
Blake on if Gaborik will be bought out:
“Will he get a buy out? No.”
On if not buying out Gaborik was a decision he has already decided […]

Latest Thoughts on Changes Coming to the LA Kings

Remember when you would get in trouble as a kid and your mom would tell you, ‘Just wait until your father gets home!’ and the anticipation of what he might say or do would just eat you up inside? Well, welcome to the City of Angeles on April 10, 2017 – where the tension in […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Why LA Traded for Bishop and What’s Next for the Kings

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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 a flurry of activity surrounding the Los Angeles Kings – including: why they traded goaltender Peter Budaj for Tampa Bay’s Ben Bishop, Marian Gaborik’s future with the team, the […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Future of Lombardi, Sutter, Gaborik in LA

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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. Some of the topics discussed during the spot included: Dean Lombardi’s long-term status as Kings GM, conversations with Darryl Sutter before the season started, if Marian Gaborik will end up on […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Goalie Plans, Prospects, Kings Surprises

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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. Some of the topics discussed during the spot included: Marian Gaborik, Dustin Brown, Nic Dowd, Jonathan Quick’s timeline to return, Peter Budaj’s recent play in net, Jeff Zatkoff’s upcoming schedule, Dwight […]