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July 2, 2015 9:28 am

Richard Clune: The Battle (via The Players’ Tribune)

There’s a powerful piece written by former King, Predator and Monarch Richard Clune about his battle to become sober, and it’s certainly worth a read (as was Scott Burnside’s feature on him two years ago in ESPN.com). Clune is a very strong man. You should take the time to read this. An excerpt from The Battle (includes mature language, themes): Then I would go to practice the next day with […]

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July 1, 2015 10:05 pm

Capitals sign Williams to two-year, $6.5M contract

As first reported by Pierre LeBrun, the Washington Capitals have signed unrestricted free agent forward Justin Williams to a two-year, $6.5-million contract. A good fit and a chance to play on another contender trumped more money for Justin Williams — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 2, 2015 Kings and Williams camp also talked today but couldn't get it done… — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 2, 2015 There has been speculation that […]

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July 1, 2015 3:26 pm

“Nothing going on” with McBain; other UFAs free to move on

In addition to Justin Williams, Jarret Stoll and Andrej Sekera, there are several other names who could potentially move on from the Kings organization. Jamie McBain, a power play catalyst and capable puckmover who had three goals, nine points and a plus-four rating in 26 games but did play after February 26, is not in any active negotiations with the club. In consultations with hockey operations, I’ve been told that […]

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July 1, 2015 11:08 am

Kings sign Jhonas Enroth: one year, $1.25M

The Los Angeles Kings have signed unrestricted free agent goaltender Jhonas Enroth, hockey operations has confirmed to LA Kings Insider. The contract is for one year at $1.25-million. The signing was first reported by Mike Kelly of TSN. Enroth, who turned 27 last week, appeared in 50 games with Buffalo and Dallas last season. In 131 career games, the Stockholm native is 43-61-14 with a 2.88 goals-against average, .909 save […]

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July 1, 2015 10:01 am

Reports: Sekera signs with Edmonton

Via multiple reports, Andrej Sekera has signed with the Edmonton Oilers: Sekera done to EDM. six years, $5.5M AAV and a no-move clause. — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 1, 2015 With a $5.5-million average annual value, the Kings were all but out of the running for his services when they traded for Milan Lucic, as was hinted by Dean Lombardi at the time. The Kings acquired Sekera for the Carolina […]

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July 1, 2015 8:46 am

Free agency open

Good morning, Insiders. Because the calendar has flipped to July 1, Jarret Stoll, Justin Williams and Andrej Sekera are no longer under contract to the Kings. With the uncertainty over the cap situation, today may not be known for Los Angeles’ key free agent signings, but rather for the names of players who leave the organization. As the signings begin to roll in at 9:00 a.m., use this as your […]

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June 30, 2015 6:59 pm

Several Richards reports emerge

Though the context surrounding the Kings’ decision to terminate, and not buy out, Mike Richards’ contract has been slow to develop, several reports emerged on Tuesday: ESPN.com: Source: Mike Richards under investigation by Canadian police “Los Angeles had been in the process of trying to trade Richards — discussions were in place with both the Edmonton Oilers and the Calgary Flames — but Kings general manager Dean Lombardi immediately informed […]

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