Category Archives: L.A. Kings
Elliotte Friedman of sportsnet.ca writes … A Dion Phaneuf/Mike Richards trade matches financially, but, after suggesting the idea last weekend, my sense is the Kings would consider that, but Toronto wouldn’t, at least not yet.
Could Kings’ changes extend beyond Richards?
Ferraro (RE M.Richards) "Nowhere in last 3 years has he shown me play/production equates to contract that comes with him. Not interested"
— Hope_Smoke (@Hope_Smoke) November 12, 2014
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun writes that the Kings haveb offered Gaborik a 3 year 15 million dollar deal.
Read the article here
Lombardi on Marian Gaborik: "We want him back. It all depends on what he wants."
— steve simmons (@simmonssteve) June 14, 2014
Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun wonders … Is Mike Richards’ time with Kings nearing its end?
Here’s a closer look at the Kings and Ducks going into the deadline:
Kings: Additional scoring to aid their 28th-ranked offense, which averages 2.32 goals per game.
Ducks: A big center or a veteran defenseman to make them even more difficult to play against.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.