Doughty signing recap - LA Kings Insider

Since the Drew Doughty contract agreement took place fairly late last night, here’s a quick-and-easy recap of everything that went down last night, including my story on the signing plus interviews with Doughty, Tim Leiweke and Terry Murray. Also, my thanks to TSN “SportsCentre” anchor Dan O’Toole, who gave this site a nice plug on the air this morning…

Kings, Doughty get the deal done
Doughty interview
Leiweke interview
Murray interview

Let’s take a quick look at salary structure. With Doughty’s $7 million now on the books, if we assume the following lineup — still very much subject to change — here’s what the great website Capgeek.com comes up with, in terms of the Kings’ payroll. It still leaves them a cushion of $2.35 million, which Dean Lombardi likes to have going into a season in case a midseason trade comes up.

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CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR

FORWARDS
Dustin Penner ($4.250m) / Anze Kopitar ($6.800m) / Justin Williams ($3.650m)
Simon Gagne ($3.500m) / Mike Richards ($5.750m) / Dustin Brown ($3.175m)
Kyle Clifford ($0.870m) / Jarret Stoll ($3.600m) / Scott Parse ($0.900m)
Brad Richardson ($1.175m) / Trevor Lewis ($0.725m) / Kevin Westgarth ($0.525m)
Ethan Moreau ($0.600m)

DEFENSEMEN
Drew Doughty ($7.000m) / Willie Mitchell ($3.500m)
Rob Scuderi ($3.400m) / Jack Johnson ($4.357m)
Alec Martinez ($0.737m) / Matt Greene ($2.950m)
Davis Drewiske ($0.616m) / Vyacheslav Voinov ($0.816m)

GOALTENDERS
Jonathan Quick ($1.800m) / Jonathan Bernier ($1.250m)

CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $61,947,976; BONUSES: $135,000
CAP SPACE (23-man roster): $2,352,024

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Finally, what do you think of the trade?