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Former Kings Stumpel, Norstrom, Murray, victims of massive fraud scheme

Scammed ex-NHL star fighting back [...] Bryan Berard [...] former [...] No. 1 draft pick, [is attempting] to recover the millions he invested with an unlicensed financial investor who bills himself as a “lifestyle coach”[,] and a convicted cocaine dealer who reinvented himself as a race car driver. [...] Berard is [...] trying to unravel bank transfers…

My 2 Cents on Bernier for Frattin and Scrivens

Jonathan Bernier was the first King drafted by Dean Lombardi, with the 11th pick in 2006. I have closely followed Bernier’s career for longer than I have any other current King. Seven years. I was aware of Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar when drafted, but can’t say I was following closely, not until they arrived…

Kings Anagrams: I am a bold nerd

Having established the true identity of toenail crud, we’re moving on to someone in the current Kings organ-EYE-zation. This mystery man’s name is an anagram of many things, among them: I am a bold nerd. Odd lamebrain. Bad old marine. Born amid deal. Admirable Don. Mad bandolier.  

Are the Kings “screwed”? (And is it news?)

I told you all many months ago that the Kings would have to get rid of two of their $3MM+ contracts in order to get under the cap. I gave a short list of (pick two of) Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll, Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene. This was of course long before we all knew…

NHL 2013 CBA: ARTICLE 12 – SALARY ARBITRATION

Well, RFA season is upon us, with questions about offer sheets, arbitration eligibility, arbitration deadlines, qualifying offers, etc.. ARTICLE 12 – SALARY ARBITRATION 12.1 Eligibility for Player or Club Election of Salary Arbitration a)     A Player is eligible for salary arbitration if the Player meets the qualifications set forth in the following chart and in…

Whimsical NHL Realignment by Expansion Eras

Found this on my hard drive. Meant to post it during the realignment debate. This is not a serious suggestion. It wouldn’t work for any number of pesky real-world practical reasons. Still, it’s fun, at least for me, maybe for you. Montreal Canadiens Toronto Maple Leafs Boston Bruins New York Rangers Chicago Blackhawks Detroit Red…