Category Archives: L.A. Kings
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.
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.
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.
10 games in and admitting that Matt Frattin and Tyler Toffoli aren't the answers at LW2, Kings now looking at options off the roster
— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) October 23, 2013
— Dennis Bernstein (@DennisTFP) July 17, 2013
Is there an update on any negotiations with Dustin Penner that you’d be able to provide?
DL: It’s one of those cap things, and I guess it’s safe to say I have a limited amount of cap space left, and there certainly isn’t going to be enough to – I mean his requirements. I talked to him the other day, and I just told him. I talked to his agent a couple days ago and [said] ‘This is where we’re at. I’ve only got X amount left.’
As the April 3 NHL trade deadline approaches, speculation continues to swirl around Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla.
— Bryan Yates FanvsFan (@NHLOn_The_Ice) March 8, 2013
Bernier worth a look
The Sabres would be wise to check the price tag for Kings backup Jonathan Bernier, who makes $1.25 million and will become a restricted free agent after this season.
Q. Why don’t the Oilers trade for Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier? Then we would have two No. 1s and Devan Dubnyk wouldn’t have the sole pressure of being that guy.
Lombardi has indicated to Bernier’s camp that he will give him a chance to play elsewhere. There is a sentimental attachment here as Bernier was the first draft pick Lombardi made as Kings GM in 2006. Still with that said, Bernier is the Kings only real major asset they’re willing to part with.
Teams around the league very aware of Andrei Loktionov’s availability. Currently not much interest in him out there.
— Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) January 30, 2013
**UPDATED NHL RUMORS**Source: Kings in contact with 4 teams in regards to trading (G) Bernier -… fb.me/2sjEQLTzM
— NJ DEVILS BLOG (@njdevilsblog) January 14, 2013