• Five Realistic Possibilities For the LA Kings via UFA and Trade

    1 month ago - By MayorsManor.com

    On the eve of Unrestricted Free Agency, it can feel like Christmas morning is just around the corner for legions of hockey fans around North America. Salary caps and long-term planning be damned, throw it all out the window and acquire the biggest, shiniest toy you can acquire to help your team, right?
    Wrong.
    While that may work with a fantasy team, actual NHL clubs need to approach each summer with a specific plan.
    Where are they in the much-talked about ‘championship window' - are they leaving it, approaching it, or right in the middle of their organization's prime years?
    In Los Angeles...
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  • Why the LA Kings Added UFA Forward Phillip Danault for Six Years

    Why the LA Kings Added UFA Forward Phillip Danault for Six Years

    1 month ago - By MayorsManor.com

    The LA Kings have landed unrestricted free agent forward Phillip Danault on a six-year contract with an AAV of $5.5 million.
    As MayorsManor first reported on Twitter, the deal also has a No Trade Clause for the first few years , then a Modified NTC for the final two.
    Danault comes with seven years of NHL experience after originally being drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks 26th overall in the first round of the 2011 Draft.
    He only played 32 games in the Windy City before spending the bulk of his career in Montreal. With the Canadiens, the Victoriaville native played more than five seasons...
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  • LA Kings Add UFA Defenseman Alex Edler

    LA Kings Add UFA Defenseman Alex Edler

    1 month ago - By MayorsManor.com

    As MayorsManor first reported earlier today, the LA Kings have added free agent defenseman Alex Edler on a one-year deal.
    AAV will be 3.5M
    - John Hoven | The Mayor July 28, 2021
    Originally drafted by the Vancouver Canucks in 2004, the 35-year-old blueliner has played his entire NHL career in the Pacific Northwest. After 925 regular season games, the veteran left shot defender is bringing his talents to SoCal.
    Excluding the pandemic shortened 2021 season - where he was limited to 8 points - Edler put up 30+ points in each of the three years prior.
    Coach Todd McLellam can play him on the...
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  • Quick Quotes from Phillip Danault on Joining LA Kings

    Quick Quotes from Phillip Danault on Joining LA Kings

    1 month ago - By MayorsManor.com

    Quick quotes from center Phillip Danault on joining the LA Kings:
    Danault on signing with LA Kings - It was a pretty obvious choice to be honest. They showed the most belief in me and understood what I've done the past few seasons. And they laid out my role moving forward.
    - John Hoven | The Mayor July 28, 2021
    My two-way game has always been my greatest asset. I try to make some passes and contribute to offense too. Playing behind Kopitar is a great idea, and taking some pressure off his shoulders against the opposition. - Danault
    - John Hoven | The Mayor July 28, 2021
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  • LA GM Rob Blake on the Kings Signing Danault, Edler, and the Plan Moving Forward

    LA GM Rob Blake on the Kings Signing Danault, Edler, and the Plan Moving Forward

    1 month ago - By MayorsManor.com

    Quick quotes from LA Kings GM Rob Blake following Day 1 of the NHL's Free Agent Frenzy...
    Blake on what led him to him Danault in free agency:
    Positional, solidifying the middle. With Kopitar being here, in the situation that he is and the minutes he plays all over the ice, to be able to partner that as a 1-2 punch down the middle, with the younger centermen that we have coming through the next few years, we really feel we've solidified the middle of the ice there.
    Blake on if this is a chance to spread out some of the heavy minutes Kopitar plays defensively:
    That was the whole idea, to...
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