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 […]

Alec Martinez – ready to turn the page, move on from adversity

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Last season was anything but what Alec Martinez had hoped for. In June of 2012 he was an integral piece of the Kings Stanley Cup winning team. By the time the calendar flipped to 2013 he had undergone major facial surgery following an on-ice accident in Finland and was about to suffer another injury soon […]

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 […]

LA Kings Media Roundtable Part 4 – talking defense and division

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We know you’ve been patiently waiting all week for the next installment from the annual KingsCast summer forum – aka the Kings Media Roundtable.  So, here we go with episode four…
Along with a handful of other people who cover the team, we recently spent time debating key issues currently surrounding LA’s hockey team.  In the initial video […]

Monday morning Salary Cap review – Martinez in, who’s next?

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Nothing gets people excited like a little math on a Monday morning.
For about the past month or so we’ve been reviewing the Kings salary cap situation – which, as most of you know by now, is more complicated than the planning required for a Cirque du Soleil show.
As part of the new CBA agreed to […]

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 […]

Saturday practice notes – probable lines for Game 6

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Live from TSC, here’s how coach Darryl Sutter has put things together – and will probably keep them for tomorrow’s Game 6 in San Jose…
FORWARDS
Kyle Clifford – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Dustin Penner – Mike Richards – Jeff Carter
Dwight King – Trevor Lewis – Dustin Brown
Brad Richardson – Colin Fraser – Tyler Toffoli (and Jordan […]

Alec Martinez on Kopitar’s face, Toffoli’s nickname and LA’s culture

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On how it feels to be back playing again:
“Obviously everyone wants to play and I got that opportunity last series and I just got to keep it going.”
On what happens on time away from playing:
“Yeah, I guess you pick up on little things, just when you take a step back and look at the team, […]