Comments from Dustin Penner conference call – bye LA, hello Anaheim

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Tuesday afternoon the Anaheim Ducks held a conference call to introduce (or perhaps re-introduce) Dustin Penner, who they signed to a one-year deal earlier in the day. Here’s what he had to say…
- Opening comments: “I’m excited to have a chance to play with [Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry] again. I started my career here [...]

Dustin Penner leaves, Dan Carcillo joins LA Kings

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A little sarcasm on this fine Tuesday… With the departure of Ron Hextall on Monday, Kings GM Dean Lombardi moved quickly to replace his Flyers quotient by adding left wing Daniel Carcillo on Tuesday.
[Happy now? Back to playing it straight for a few minutes.]
In Carcillo the Kings add a left wing (and a left shot) [...]

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 [...]

Updated overview of the Kings salary cap situation

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Here we go again. Salary Cap 101, week three is now in session.
As mentioned previously, you’re encouraged to take copious notes. Pop quizzes are likely early next week.
A few major changes have taken place since our last meeting, including the departure of Rob Scuderi and addition of Jeff Schultz. In a somewhat surprising reversal, GM [...]

FRIDAY: Kings roster update – including Penner and Schultz

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If you were hoping for the Kings to land one of the ‘big name’ free agents this year, well… you just haven’t been paying close enough attention.
GM Dean Lombardi entered the off season still needing to get contracts done for many Restricted Free Agents Рincluding Kyle Clifford, Trevor Lewis, Alec Martinez, Jake Muzzin and Jordan [...]

Dustin Penner sets the record straight on his future

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Dustin Penner is one of those players that can be described as a lot of different things to a lot of different people. He’s universally loved by his teammates and has likely frustrated every coach he’s played for. Many fans love him, others want to love him, but resist because of his point totals. Physically, [...]

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 [...]

Lombardi on potential new contracts for Scuderi and Penner

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It’s no real secret at this point, the LA Kings have major salary cap troubles this summer. As Kings GM Dean Lombardi pointed out earlier today though, finally pulling the trigger on the Jonathan Bernier trade has gone a long way towards determining what the team will be capable of doing to round out their [...]

Sutter talks Kings 3-2 loss in Game 4 vs Chicago

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter following Game 4 vs. Chicago…
Q. Did you feel there was a lack of desperation?
“No.”
Q. At all?
“No.”
Q. Did they shut you down in the third period or did you shut yourself down?
“Yeah, I think once they scored the quick goal after the penalty kill, 10 seconds after, I think we [...]

Post-Game 3 – Tyler Toffoli talks Kings 3-1 win

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Comments from Tyler Toffoli after the Kings 3-1 win over the Blackhawks in Game 3…
On if the team feels more confident:
“I just think it’s another game. Playing in front of the crowd we had tonight, it was so loud. From the start of the game, the fans were crazy and I think that definitely helped [...]