Problem Identified: What the LA Kings Have Been Missing for Three Years

Since 2014, coming off a run that included two Stanley Cup parades in three years, the Los Angeles Kings have been plagued with constant questions surrounding what’s gone wrong. Theories have ranged from the loss of defenseman Slava Voynov to bad trades, from injuries to bad contracts, from a coach unwilling (or unable) to change […]

LA Kings 2016-17 Salary Cup Crunch: Where Things Stand Today

A few of the worst kept secrets in Los Angeles have been officially revealed over the past few days – Vinny Lecavalier is officially retiring, Milan Lucic wants to stay in Los Angeles, and the Kings’ still haven’t solved their problems on defense (largely caused by the departure of Slava Voynov).
Thus, it will be another […]

Hoven on NHL Radio: Scuderi, Versteeg, Kings Trade Fallout and News

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio from earlier today, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss all the latest news surrounding the LA Kings, including: Rob Scuderi, Kris Versteeg, Jeff Carter, Vinny Lecavalier, other trades considered, Darryl Sutter, Dean Lombardi, and much more.
The […]

Lombardi Opens Up About Scuderi, Versteeg, Gaborik and the Blackhawks

We already have the audio from today’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi up on the homepage. Below are selected comments from the call, where he opened up about Rob Scuderi, Kris Versteeg, Marian Gaborik, the Chicago Blackhawks, and more…
On the acquisitions of Scuderi and Versteeg:
“Huge. Rob was fairly easy. The biggest thing too […]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Penguins, October 30

It’s nearly time for stop two of the Kings four games in six nights stretch, with Darryl Sutter’s squad preparing to face the Penguins in Pittsburgh. Continuing a series we’ve done throughout the early part of this season, we’re back with 10 all new tidbits related to the game. As usual, MayorsManor has come up […]

What the Kings can offer Rob Scuderi now

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 talks more positively about Willie Mitchell’s future

In a bit of a change from several recent answers, Kings GM Dean Lombardi was speaking more positively when asked about the future of Willie Mitchell during today’s conference call. Take a look…
“That’s added to the dilemma, right?” Lombardi said, referring to Mitchell’s $3.5 million contract that would be ‘freed up cap space’ should he […]

Lombardi on potential new contracts for Scuderi and Penner

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 […]

POLL: What should the Kings do with Rob Scuderi?

With the signing of Slava Voynov earlier today the Kings now have five defenseman under contract for next season – Drew Doughty, Matt Greene, Willie Mitchell. Robyn Regehr and Voynov.
They also have used up $56.76M of the allowed $64.3M salary cap on 15 players. That leaves an average of about $950K each for the remaining […]

End of season thoughts from Rob Scuderi – now what?

We already have comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi up on the homepage, talking about the Rob Scuderi contract situation.
Now we check in with the defenseman himself, for some thoughts on the just completed season and an eye on his future. Here’s what he shared today…
On if he has had time to come to […]