NHL RADIO REPLAY: Talking Vilardi, Brown, and Possible LA Kings Trades

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Radio, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Steve Kouleas to look at next season’s LA Kings line combinations, Tanner Pearson’s future, rookie Gabe Vilardi, forward Iyla Kovalchuk, Dustin Brown;s resurgence, a possible trade for Max Pacioretty, the Pacific Division favorite, and much more.
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REPLAY: Hoven on TSN Radio – Talking NHL Free Agency, Kings, VGK, and More

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on TSN Radio, where he joined host Kevin Olszewski to take a look at NHL Free Agency, the Kings signing forward Iyla Kovalchuk, what Drew Doughty’s new contract means, other moves LA GM Rob Blake might look to make, what happens next with the Vegas Golden Knights, […]

July 2018 – LA Kings Lineup, Salary Cap Situation and Possible Trade Scenarios

With some of the heated fervor surrounding Free Agent Frenzy starting to dissipate, we thought it best to circle back on the LA Kings salary cap situation. We continue to get inquires via social media regarding General Manager Rob Blake’s overall plan.
Well, his whiteboard in El Segundo looks something similar to this:
 

Kovalchuk
Kopitar
Brown

$6,250,000
10,000,000
5,875,000

 
 
 

Pearson
Carter
Toffoli

3,750,000
5,272,727
4,600,000

 
 
 

Iafallo
Kempe
Vilardi

925,000
894,167
925,000

 
 
 

Clifford
Lewis
Thompson

1,600,000
2,000,000
1,650,000

 
 
 

Brodzinski
Amadio
 

650,000
717,500
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Forbort
Doughty
 

2,525,000
7,000,000
 

 
 
 

Muzzin
Phaneuff
 

4,000,000
5,250,000
 

 
 

Brickley
Martinez
 

925,000
4,000,000
 

 
 
 

LaDue
 
 

917,831
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

Quick
Campbell
 

5,800,000
675,000
 

 
This configuration of […]

[UPDATED] LA Kings 2018-19 Salary Cap, Trade Scenarios, and Voynov Update

We’ve reached that time of the year again – the week after the Stanley Cup has been awarded and all attention turns to the upcoming NHL Draft, followed by the opening of free agency. Thus, the questions have been rolling in of late, what does all of this mean for the LA Kings? And what […]

New Jersey Devils at LA Kings – what to watch for

LA comes into the game with a 5-1-1 record, including wins in four straight and both of their games at Staples Center this season.
New Jersey is 3-2-1, splitting the two games they’ve played on the road.
Here are some things to watch for tonight…
– Goaltending: The Devils lost future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur when these […]

RECAP: GM Dean Lombardi on NHL Network

Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi was a guest on NHL on The Fly Monday night.
Here are the basic highlights. Note – these are near exact quotes, but partially paraphrased for brevity…
* The up and down year for the Kings is par for the course when you’re dealing with young players. After starting the season […]

POLL: Least Favorite (active) NHL Player?

With news coming down that Chris Pronger will be out 4-6 weeks (meaning he won’t face the Kings at Staples Center on December 30), there’s been an increased amount of anti-Pronger comments today on social media sites – namely facebook and twitter.
As the Kings are off today and it’s a relatively slow news period, let’s […]

Kovy Finally Arrives in LA

Later tonight Ilya Kovalchuk will rejoin the Kings for the first time since his visit to their training facility back on July 13th.
Only this time around, Dustin Brown, Jarret Stoll and Matt Greene probably won’t be as accommodating as they were during his last trip to Los Angeles. Having spurned the team for a better […]

2010 Season Preview w/ ESPN’s John Buccigross

All week long we’ll be talking with people around the world of hockey to get their take on the upcoming NHL season. Prior to posting my predictions later this week, we’ll check in with experts from places like Hockey Night in Canada and USA Today.
Kicking things off though – making his second trip into MayorsManor […]

He’s Back… How Appropriate

When the New Jersey Devils tweeted “HE’S BACK: Ilya Kovalchuk signs with the Devils.” around noon yesterday, it seemed like the NHL’s summer reality show had come to an end.
Just like your parents always told you though – things aren’t always what they seem.
Yes, He’s Back!  In the news, on the market and so much […]