Plus AEG sale questions, and catching up with Kopitar on Al-Jazeera.
The Kings are in wait-and-see mode with Lokti's Russian journey, but also could suspend his contract. [LA Kings Insider]
The Predators suspended Radulov's contract when he left for the KHL back in 2008, as you may recall -- retaining his NHL rights while trying to convince him to come back.
Loktionov reportedly signed with Severstal, but the team is refusing to comment. Hmm. [Severinform.ru]
Is Loktionov unhappy with the Kings, then? I don't know how he feels personally, but surely Larionov would like his protege to get a better shot elsewhere. LA has locked in all their centers.
In more uplifting news, it's engraving time in Montreal for Stanley. [Keeper of the Cup]
Luc Robitaille savored his day with the Cup along with his mom. Aww. [Los Angeles Times]
A video clip of Nick Nickson's call of the first goal in Game 6. Woo-hooo! [Kings Vision]
Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owns the Kings and the lucrative Staples Center arena, should have a pricetag of at least $5 billion.
Why is AEG being sold now, when they're doing so well? What does it mean for the city? [LA Daily News]
The richest man in Los Angeles is interested in snapping AEG up. Let the countless suitor articles begin!
...Please stay? Please?
Catching up with Kopitar
I never thought I'd be linking to a clip from Al Jazeera on a hockey blog, but here's a feature on Kopi training in Slovenia. Stick tap to the Mayor for the find.
I'll take all the Kopi coverage we can get.