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Kings Roster and Salary Cap Update

The Kings are back. Remember them? No? Well, this will catch you up.

Choose Your Troops, Part II: 25 Players, 23 Spots

The Kings have everyone they need for a full roster; now, it's a matter of making the pieces fit. Who stays and who goes?

Choose Your Troops: 2013 Offseason Plotting Thread

What does Dean Lombardi have to do to keep our LA Kings competitive over the summer? Tell us your dream roster for next season, and look to the future.

Kings Re-Sign Robyn Regehr. Thoughts?

The Kings' trade deadline acquisition gets a shiny new deal from Dean Lombardi. He'll earn $6 million over the next two years.

Who stays? Lombardi plans for the cap crunch ahead

The salary cap's going down $6 million next year, but the Kings' master capologists are thinking ahead -- planning everything around Brown's next contract. Here's why I'm calm about the roster turnover to come.

Kings' 2011-12 cap situation rhymes with pucks

I'll bet you forgot there's no bonus cushion next year. Didn't you?

"What can the PA actually do?" and other imponderables

The New Jersey Devils Will Remain Shorthanded for the Time Being - In Lou We TrustThe NHLPA apparenly isn't happy about the Devils having played with 15 skaters. [Nick Kypreos tweet:] Donald Fehr...

WWLD?

I was just thinking, if the league had slapped the Devils not just with a $3MM fine but with a $3MM cap penalty (which they had obviously intended to do until the NHLPA negotiated their way out of...

What, ALREADY?

  I would say I told you so, but even I didn't think it would happen this fast. Cap-strapped Devils will ice 9 forwards vs. Penguins - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports The New Jersey Devils and...

Good Luck With That

Thanks to cap crunch, Devils opt for 11 forwards (update) - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! SportsTo get under the $59.4 million cap by a 3 p.m. deadline, the Devils placed defensemen Bryce Salvador...

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I Don't See a Problem for the Devils Signing Kovy This Year and Parise Next Year

People have said they won't be able to keep Zach Parise if they sign Ilya Kovalchuk, but I don't see that at all. I'm not an expert on the ins-and-outs of the Devils' roster -- who must stay, who...

Bowman on Salary Cap: "We exploited it in a way."

Chicago Blackhawks: You do the math - chicagotribune.comTurns out the 2010 Stanley Cup champions' tricky winning equation depended on spending slightly more than $60 million when last year's cap...

Dammit! I missed the Puck Daddy Live Chat!

But I will edit myself into it after the fact. Puck Daddy's Hockey Rumors Live Chat - Puck Daddy - NHL  - Yahoo! Sports [Comment From OC Kings Fan:] Question for the experts : I understand the B...

Hawks Match Offer Sheet - Everyone Meets Up at Cap Geek

Add the $3.5MM to Chicago's cap hit and they've got about $48,000 in cap space (over $100K if you figure in their bonus cushion -- oh, go ahead and spend it!), plus the $5.94MM summer overage. And...

Sharks sign Hjalmarsson to Offer Sheet - Hawks can't match without dumping Sharp, Bolland, Seabrook or Niemi

Bob McKenzie (TSNBobMcKenzie) on Twitter # CHI has seven days to match. Back to vacation. 3 minutes ago # I am not working, but I can tell you TSN's Gord Miller reports San Jose has signed Niklas...

BREAKING: Many Teams Hit With Bonus Cushion Penalty

Not only is Chicago's bonus cushion penalty more than estimated (it's at $4.15MM) but eight other teams join the Hawks in having their cap ceiling reduced in 2010-11. Obviously, some of these...

Hawks Cap: What I Predicted and What Happened

In the Kovalchuk lull, now is as good a time as any for a self-serving "you said I was stupid but in fact I was right" post, and what better topic for that the the Chicago Blackhawks. Now that they...

Ladd to Atlanta? Well, I called that one, didn't I?

And it didn't even take 24 hours. So by my math, dump Huet in the AHL and Chicago is under the cap. And all they had to get rid of was: Dustin Byfuglien Kris Versteeg Andrew Ladd Ben Eager Brent...

Hawks Cap Nightmare Alllllllllmost Over

Maybe at some point the Chicago fans who decided I was crazy will notice that Stan Bowman is apparently exactly as crazy as I am because he has done nearly everything I said he would have to do to...

No, Chicago, You Can't Retroactively Put People on LTIR, and, No, It Wouldn't Help You Anyway

I got a retweet from someone that a Chicago radio station is saying the Hawks can cure their cap problems by retroactively placing players (e.g. Hossa, Johnsson, Campbell) on LTIR. There are a...

Byfuglien, Sopel, Eager to Atlanta -- Hawks Not Done Shedding

What does this trade mean? It means the Hawks now have $2.3MM in cap space for next season, with 13 players signed. If this number seems too low, visit my last post for an explanation (hint: bonus...

Hawks Catch a Break

...and then give it all back and more. What now?

Hawks Catch a Break How to Make Your Cap Nightmare Worse

Hawks lower their own cap ceiling $4-5MM

Chapter IX: In Which I Vacillate Wildly Re Kovalchuk

I'm pretty sure I will be thrilled, relieved, terrified and disappointed no matter what happens.

I Take Back Everything I Said About the Sharks' Cap Situation

Sharks' cap chart with newer less stupid numbers!

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