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, [...]

Colin Fraser has a few concerns about going to the White House

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One of the many perks that comes with a Stanley Cup victory is a trip to the White House, where the winning team gets to meet the President of the United States.
It’s a tradition that’s believed to have been started when Ronald Reagan hosted the New York Islanders in 1983.
Yet, for center Colin Fraser, who has [...]

Alec Martinez – ‘I need to be better’

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It’s sort of difficult to pin down exactly what is going on with Alec Martinez – or if there’s even anything really to report.
Although coach Darryl Sutter has been critical of his play at times this season – even if he’s occasionally cloaked it in generalities about all the young defensemen needing to get better – [...]

What will Sutter say? Comments after 5-1 win over Preds

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Comments from coach Darryl Sutter’s post-game presser, following Kings 5-1 win over the Predators…
– On the difference tonight versus the previous two match-ups with Nashville: “I didn’t think there was much difference actually. Two games prior, a power play goal was the only goal we scored. Tonight we scored two. Last game we lost 2-1 [...]

Kings players talk hatred for and rivalry with the Canucks

As we’ve written about many times over the last few years, most of the Kings players don’t like those Canucks very much. But, on a scale of 1-to-10, would they put their disdain at a 10, like Drew Doughty does?
“Yeah they could be up there for sure,” said Colin Fraser. “For one, they have a lot [...]

Word Association: Kings players take on the hated Canucks

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Drew Doughty was the first Kings player to openly talk about his hatred of the Canucks a few years ago.  Since then, several others have gone on the record with their disdain for the gang from Vancouver.  However, the other thing most commonly noted is that they’re a good team, usually followed by comments about [...]