Category Archives: L.A. Kings

Moulson would fit in LA

 

Matt Moulson was the King who got away. Once the Penguins, who drafted Moulson in the ninth round in 2003, declined to sign the Cornell standout, Los Angeles made him an offer. Moulson spent his seasons in the organization mostly in Manchester, the Kings’ AHL team. Instead of re-signing Moulson, the Kings let him walk.

NHL trade rumors: Sam Gagner on the cheap?

It was easy to dismiss at first, but a trade rumor that would put Sam Gagner on the Los Angeles for, principally, Kyle Clifford is indeed real.

Rumblings: Will Vanek be moved soon?

Among the teams keeping tabs on the Vanek situation are the Los Angeles Kings, although a source Tuesday suggested he might not be their top target. My guess is that would be Matt Moulson, although as reported before, Sam Gagner and Mike Cammalleri are also options for L.A.

Is it time for general manager Dean Lombardi to pull the trigger on a deal?

With the Los Angeles Kings fighting for a Western Conference playoff berth and just three points up on the wild card zone, is it time for general manager Dean Lombardi to pull the trigger on a deal?

 

Kings need scoring left wing

You can start lining up the usual suspects for the positional need of left wing: Moulson, Calgary’s Mike Cammalleri and Tampa Bay’s Ryan Malone are names that have circulated around this team seemingly forever.

A more intriguing play would be with a team that has found success with former Kings Moulson and Thomas Hickey, the New York Islanders.

Which goalie will the Kings move?

Originally, the plan was to keep Jones around only as long as it took Quick to recover from a bad groin injury and then he’d go back down for the rest of the year, with a view to starting full time in the NHL next season. By then, Scrivens would have moved on – either via a trade at the deadline or as an unrestricted free agent.

Ben Scrivens will be sent packing once Jonathan Quick returns

Matt Frattin has become a healthy scratch for the Los Angeles Kings and it’s all but certain Ben Scrivens will be sent packing once Jonathan Quick returns, which means the Kings won’t have much, if anything, to show for the deal that sent Jonathan Bernier to Toronto — unless they get something decent for Scrivens.

Are the Avs looking to deal Jamie McGinn?

Trying to stay in the NHL playoff picture, Colorado GM Joe Sakic has been sniffing around to try to get a defenceman. I’ve been told that LW Jamie McGinn has fallen out of favour with Avs’ coach Patrick Roy and is being shopped around as part of a deal to try to get blueline help. McGinn, 25, has a cap hit of $1.75 million and will be an RFA on July 1.

While he would never admit it, Kings GM Lombardi has been sniffing around Sabres goalie Ryan Miller

If Miller does decide he wants to move on — and the belief is he wants to go to the Western Conference — a league source says there’s a team that may interest Miller looking for a goalie: The Los Angeles Kings.

Kings looking at their options