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Justin Schultz, free agency and the CBA

The CBA clearly indicates that clubs retain the rights of unsigned collegiate (or college-bound) draft picks, for four years after the year of their selection — ending either (1) August 15th four years after the year of selection, if the player graduates from said college, or (2) June 1 four years after the year of selection, if the player does not graduate.

Bob McKenzie: 2012-13 cap ceiling is $70.3MM

I don’t see how McKenzie can say the cap for next season “is” $70.3MM. For one thing, players haven’t voted on whether or not to add the 5% inflator. (I guess I need to check to see if the inflator is even employed in the last season of the current CBA.) Still, interesting potential news.…

KINGS 2, Devils 1 (OT) – SCF Game 1 Real-Time Bullets

And we’re off…

  • Yes, suddenly Lewis is 6’4″ and menacing. No, Mike, that was Dwight King.
  • I wonder if we can go the whole game without hearing “regathers.”
  • I would like to keep it to under 10 incidences of “knifes” as a verb.
  • I guess Eddie Olczyk never really watched the Terry Murray Kings. I think he just said that Sutter taught the Kings to defend.

April 5, 1947: L.A. won its first pro hockey title…or did they?

The Pacific Coast Hockey League existed off and on from 1928 to 1952, and the last incarnation — 1944-1952 — featured the Los Angeles Monarchs, Hollywood Wolves, Pasadena Panthers, San Diego Skyhawks, Fresno Falcons, Oakland Oaks and San Francisco Shamrocks, among twenty teams in California, Oregon, Washington and Western Canada (including an incarnation of the…

2012-2013 LA Kings Season Preview — Wait, what?

Two or three months ago, I don’t think anyone would have batted an eye if I said that the chances of Dustin Penner or Jarret Stoll re-signing with Kings were about zero. We would have been talking about which rookies might make the team (e.g. Tyler Toffoli, Linden Vey, Jake Muzzin?), would Gagne return from…

Oh, Marty. Give me a break.

“Disappointment” is an odd choice of words. I’m sure Marty McSorley is disappointed that, essentially, everyone blames him for losing the 1993 finals. Of course, no one blames him really, or at least not 100%. We all know the laundry list of blame: the Kings could have killed the penalty, they could have scored in…