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 [...]

Voynov signs six-year deal, now comes the hard part

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One piece of Dean Lombardi’s summer chemistry project is now complete. With defenseman Slava Voynov agreeing to a six-year, $25 million deal, the Kings’ GM can now move on to other pieces of the puzzle.
First though, a few notes on Voynov.
Originally selected by LA in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft, Voynov has been playing [...]

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

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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 [...]

Pre-Game 5 – Doughty looking to feed Voynov’s hot stick

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Morning comments from Kings defenseman Drew Doughty…

Additional notes and quotes from the 2013 Western Conference Final can be found at the links below. We’ll also have morning comments from the LA Kings up in the next hour.
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WCF Wednesday June 5 – Matt Greene comments

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On upset about Jeff Carter being hit by Duncan Keith:
Yeah, but you can’t dwell on it. We’re here to win games, not worry about what happened in the past or what got called. That’s it, our focus has to be going into Game 4.”
On what the referee told him following the hit:
“He said that it’s [...]

Thursday practice – Colin Fraser on Blackhawks and Voynov

On what to expect from Chicago:
“They’re a fast game team. They’re a team that likes to put the pressure on with speed and keep it on. Our identity of a team is to be fast but to be physical as well. We have to counteract their speed and hopefully slow them down with our physicality. (Reporter: “Sandpaper [...]

Slava Voynov – the newest LA Kings forward?

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Among the many storylines in the Kings-Sharks second round match-up this year has been the effectiveness of Brent Burns. A few summers ago San Jose paid a hefty price to acquire him from the Minnesota Wild. Normally a defenseman, Burns was moved to right wing in March and few would argue it’s paid dividends for coach [...]

Post-Game 1 – comments from Darryl Sutter after Kings 2-0 win

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Comments from coach Darryl Sutter following the Kings’ 2-0 win over the visiting San Jose Sharks in Game 1 of their best-of-seven series…
On how it felt to take care of business in front of the home crowd:
“It doesn’t matter where it is.  We expect the home crowd to really be as loud as their home [...]

Post-Game 1: Comments from Anze Kopitar on Kings 2-0 win

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Anze Kopitar had nearly 23 minutes of ice time in Tuesday night’s opening game between the Kings and Sharks. He also won nine of 22 faceoffs taken (41%) and contributed two of the team’s 39 hits. Following LA’s 2-0 win, here’s what he had to share…
On Jonathan Quick’s performance:
“Well I don’t know if he helps [...]