As I tweeted a few hours ago, if the Parise market is indeed in the high $6MM AAV range (we keep hearing 12 years, $80MM-ish), that’s not outrageous for the Kings. $80MM divided by 12 is $6.67, lower than Kopitar’s 6.8, lower than Doty’s 7. Even with Penner re-signing at $3.25MM, there’s room. How much…
Zach Parise‘s day on Sunday should prove to be a fascinating one. While it’s expected he’ll get a big offer from the Pittsburgh Penguins, he’ll be hanging in Toronto with his agents waiting to see what everyone else throws his way. Parise’s agent Wade Arnott tells Tom Gulitti of Fire & Ice that his client…
Parse is spending the summer in Los Angeles working out. He’s recovered from his latest surgery to clean up some wear and tear on his hip, and is working to build up the muscles in the area. He said the sockets in both hips aren’t formed well, which has worn down the cartilage.
He started practicing with the team at the end of the regular season and through the first two rounds of the playoffs. But his hip became sore, so he was shut down for the rest of the season.
One of the advantages of signing players to cap-friendly contracts is that those contracts are tradeable assets. Would it be mean or disloyal for Lombardi to trade Stoll, say, at the trade deadline, or next summer, or anytime before his contract expires in 2015, considering that Stoll could have gotten more money signing somewhere else next week?
Hockey Buzz (Matt Barry): Rumors Depending on who you talk to, Kings former #4 pick and RFA (with a 1.3 mil NHL cap hit) Thomas Hickey has asked to be traded. The Kings don’t have 2nd or 3rd round picks this year and Lombardi and his staff have made a killing in the 2nd round…
If you’re comparing Stoll to Loktionov, don’t forget that Loktionov is going to get older and better, while Stoll is going to get older and worse. I don’t think Loktionov is going to have too much trouble scoring 20+ goals a year, once he starts getting a regular shift. Do you want to see him do that on another team?
Right. The defenseman “skates the same route” as a forward, only before the forward actually does it? I think that’s called establishing position. The defenseman is occupying the most valuable real estate: the direct path to the puck. The forward is free to skate around the defenseman and his clever “mirroring.”
Look, I’m sure it’s buried in the CBA somewhere. I’m sure everyone else is right and I’m wrong. But, as I said in an earlier post, I just don’t get why Justin Schultz isn’t an unrestricted free agent as of June 1, today.
“When I got sent down, I thought about the KHL because, you know, I’m mad and sad,” Voynov said Friday afternoon [...]. “My friends told me not to think about it, just wait and trust yourself and Lombardi.”
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.