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 [...]

Kings GM Dean Lombardi on who goes first – Voynov or Scuderi

We’ve already posted some of the Dean Lombardi quotes from today’s conference call. Yet, there’s even more!
Here, the Kings GM goes into one of the key issues he’ll be dealing with in the coming days and weeks – possible contract offers for Slava Voynov (restricted free agent) and Rob Scuderi (unrestricted free agent).
This is what Lombardi had [...]

Brown, Regehr, Scuderi talk Kings 3-1 win over Chicago in Game 3

Quick comments from the LA Kings locker room following their 3-1 win over the Blackhawks in Game 3 of the Western Conference Final…
Dustin Brown on physical play: “We had guys, every line physical, finishing checks, we got some hits on their key guys, which we didn’t get a lot of in previous games. It’s not [...]

WCF Post-Game 2: Rob Scuderi on the loss of Mike Richards

Following the Kings 4-2 loss to the Blackhawks in Game 2, here’s what Rob Scuderi had to share…
On if the crowd at home will help the Kings:
“I think so. We’ve played well at home this year and we’re going to need a great start in Game 3.”
On when he found out Mike Richards was not [...]

Post-game 7: Rob Scuderi talks up Jonathan Quick

Post-game quotes from Kings defenseman rob Scuderi…
On when the desperation kicked in:
“I think with us, in a Game 7, there’s always a feeling out period. Both teams are nervous that their season is going to end. No one wants to make a big mistake early. I think the first five to ten minutes was a [...]

Post-Game 6: Rob Scuderi – ‘I’m not going to say we played great, but…’

Following the Kings 2-1 loss in Game 6, here’s what Rob Scuderi had to share…
Question: All the talk coming into tonight’s game was about you guys getting off to a faster start. Did you feel that you did that tonight?
Scuderi: “I’m not going to say we played great, but I thought we had a [...]