Category Archives: L.A. Kings
Could a reunion with his former Calgary Flames coach/GM Darryl Sutter be a possibility? A source told ESPN.com that the Los Angeles Kings have kicked around the merits of that idea, given that history between their coach and Iginla. Whether the Kings act on it and call Colorado about it remains to be seen.
The Kings have struggled offensively, so the question is whether Sutter feels he can get some juice out of Iginla at this point of his remarkable career.
If Kings GM Dean Lombardi does decide to proceed on the Iginla front — and again, let me stress he might not — that $5.33 million cap hit will be an issue.
Muzzin Kempe and 1st. Seller's market. I would counter with Martinez Kempe and 2nd. I don't think Duchene lands in LA. We'll see. https://t.co/VaynaDmXTA
— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) January 8, 2017
If there was ever a time for Dean Lombardi to shake up the Kings roster, tonight’s performance is all the motivation he needs.
— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) January 6, 2017
Purcell clears waivers. That is a contract/budget issue for other teams, I’d bet
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) December 4, 2016
Was assured by member of LA organization on Sunday in Anaheim, Evander Kane is not a option for Kings. https://t.co/tKTLOejVal
— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) November 23, 2016
Kings would like to get in mix for top-4 D (still like Hamhuis), but limited pickings in system and draft picks. Could look elsewhere
— David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) February 29, 2016
Ladd’s currently in the last of a five-year, $22 million deal with a $4.4M cap hit and, per TSN senior correspondent Gary Lawless, is seeking a six-year extension “with an average annual value north of $6 million.”
Very quietly, however, there’s a head coach with two Stanley Cup championships under his belt who’s just months away from his deal expiring: Darryl Sutter of the Los Angeles Kings.
There’s no question he’d be in demand if he hit the market after the season, but my guess is Sutter would much rather stay and coach the Kings, where he’s been since being hired in December of 2011.
The TSN Hockey Insiders shed light on why the Kings could be a potential landing spot for Dustin Byfuglien should the Jets choose to deal the sought after defenceman, and also share the latest trade rumours involving Travis Hamonic, Jonathan Drouin and Roman Polak.
On if Lucic would want to go to Vancouver, given the stage at which the Canucks are now:
“It’s hard to say. That’s the old deciding… at what cost do you want to play in your hometown. And again, where does he fit for Vancouver. They’d have to see how it works for them. But because he’s a hometown guy, who in the past has sort of wondered aloud what it would be like to play in his hometown, you at least throw it on the table as a consideration. I mean, hey listen – you’re an unrestricted free agent. If you get to that, the world is your oyster. You get to go anywhere you want, who wants you.
The Los Angeles Kings have acquired Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Luke Schenn and forward Vincent Lecavalier for forward prospect Jordan Weal and a third round pick.
TSN Hockey Insiders have the latest on the Blackhawks’ interest in Andrej Sekera, whether the Kings are leaning towards adding a defenceman