July 21, 2008
June 25, 2008
EL SEGUNDO, CA — On June 25, the Los Angeles Kings made qualifying offers to the following restricted free agents:
Erik Ersberg, goaltender
Gabe Gauthier, forward
Peter Harrold, defenseman
Matt Moulson, forward
Patrick O’Sullivan, forward
Joe Piskula, defenseman
Brad Richardson, forward
Players not receiving qualifying offers were forwards Petr Kanko and Dany Roussin
Restricted free agents had to receive a qualifying offer today, or they would become unrestricted free agents, able to sign with any team without compensation to the Kings.
In other news, on June 24, the Kings announced that they have added an additional game to their 2008-09 pre-season schedule against the San Jose Sharks that will be played at the E-Center in Salt Lake City, Utah on Sunday, October 5, 2008.
From the “in case you missed it” file…
On Friday, the Kings placed goaltender Dan Cloutier on waivers. Twenty-four hours later, when he cleared waivers, the Kings bought out the remainder of Cloutier’s contract, which will have a $1.03 million salary cap hit over the next two seasons.
However, there is a glitch in the process in that Cloutier is seeking a third opinion on his medical condition. If the third doctor says that Cloutier is unfit to play, that could nullify the buy out.
Two doctors, Kings physician Dr. Ronald Kvitne, and a doctor Cloutier consulted when he sought a second opinion, have found that he is fit to play.
If the first two doctors’ opinions hold up, the contract buy out will be finalized.
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March 29, 2008
LOS ANGELES — With the Los Angeles Kings mired in last place in the league standings and eliminated from playoff contention for the fifth straight season, the only thing left is to start looking at what might be for the 2008-09 Kings, and two young prospects are already making a case for roster spots with the big club next season. Read more of this post
February 24, 2008
LOS ANGELES — The concept of playing defense was definitely not the first thing on the minds of the Los Angeles Kings or the Chicago Blackhawks who squared off in front of an announced sell-out crowd of 18,118 fans at Staples Center during a matinee shootout on Saturday.
Jonathan Toews scored a goal and added an assist and Patrick Sharp scored two goals, including the game-winner, and added an assist to lead the Blackhawks to a 6-5 overtime victory over the Kings. Read more of this post