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No, no, no, that’s NOT what the new CBA says

We’ve been over this before. Please see this post. Kukla’s Korner gets it wrong: KK Members Blog – Kuklas Korner Under the new Memo of Understanding, however, teams can sign players to a maximum of seven years, …or eight if the player is re-signing… and a player’s salary cannot fluctuate more than thirty-five percent from year…

Tuesday Bullets

Trevor Lewis, Dwight King and Jake Muzzin have each only been on the ice for one even-strength goal-against. Davis Drewiske has been on the ice for 2. Slava Voynov has only been on the ice for 3. Which is crazy, given the ice-time he logs. Alec Martinez has been out for 5. Rob Scuderi, 13.…

Couldn’t Have Put it Better Myself

Jon Rosen with a well-observed paragraph. On my original look at Jeff Carter’s first goal Monday night, I credited his speed in getting past David Backes unmarked into an area where Slava Voynov could get him that puck. On closer inspection, that’s just a terrific read by Voynov jumping into the rush after Mike Richards…

Superstition watch: starting Kings/Blues now on DVR…

As I said this afternoon, I will be watching the game on “tape delay” because that’s how I got the Kings to win all 16 playoff games. Starting game now… (8:47pm) Cross fingers (although you probably already know the outcome…unless it’s the longest shoot-out in human history).  

Is Dean Lombardi vindictive? Does it matter?

Yesterday, both Surly/Scribe and Matt Barry were ruminating on the fate of Jonathan Bernier. S&S serve up a potential destination; Matt reads the tea-leaves. And why not, the Kings suck, and Bernier is, after all, the Kings’ most popular trade rumor star. My initial reaction is that trading Bernier now would make absolutely zero sense for Lombardi…

Irony watch: “Ellerby had been passed over by Mike Weaver”

Ellerby, 24, provides a sizeable depth option on the Kings’ blue line; whether he provides anything more than that depends on L.A.’s success in coaxing development out of the 6-foot-5, 217 pound blueliner, an endeavor that Florida had found limited success in since he was selected 10th overall in 2007. Ellerby had fallen out of…