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…
Since you already have 59 different places to go for traditional team stats, I decided to do something different. A few years back, behindthenet calculated conversion multipliers to be used to “translate” scoring stats from one league into equivalent NHL numbers. The idea being, for example, that one goal in NCAA is the rough equivalent, in terms of difficulty of 0.41 goals in the NHL. Obviously, there’s lots of room to disagree with the specific numbers, but I’m willing to play along. Here are the numbers behindthenet came up with:
The complete record of Lombardi’s trades as Kings GM. Carter, Johnson, Richards, Schenn, Simmonds, Smyth, Quincey, Cammalleri, Tyler Myers (?) (more)
Every player and pick in LA Kings draft history. Sort by draft position, round, goals, assists. Doughty, Hickey, Schenn, Quick, Brown, Kopitar (more)
Every LA Kings lineup since the lock-out, in chart form.
The LA Kings Reserve List shows every player / prospect. Sort by cap hit, draft, contract status, age. Also: 50 Contract Limit explanation, roster rules.
This LA Kings Depth Chart shows you every player on the reserve list, by position and league: NHL, AHL, ECHL, OHL, WHL, QMJHL, NCAA and Europe.
It’s that time. Game #1 is three days away (at 10am on a Friday, but I’ll take it). Now that Drew Doughty has signed, the roster is more or less set. The fanbase — if the internet contingent is any indicator — is somewhere between gleeful and giddy. Fans of other teams are reverse-trolling us…
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Dustin Brown to Atlanta as part of a deal for Kovalchuk? Ain’t happenin’. Brown’s their captain, part of the corps of young talent around which management has rebuilt the Kings, he’s among their leading scorers and one of their best physical players, plus they’ve got him signed to an affordable $3.175 million per season for the…