By signing burgeoning 23-year-old defenseman Slava Voynov to a six-year, 25-million dollar extension, general manager Dean Lombardi has crossed off the most important task from his pre-July 5 checklist. Voynov’s contract, which averages 4.17 million dollars per year through 2019, is a palatable cap hit for a team that now has 7.7 million dollars with [...]
Slava Voynov has been signed by the Los Angeles Kings for 25 million dollars over six years. More news to come.
VOYNOV CLOSE? According to a report by R-Sport on Saturday, Slava Voynov is close to signing a contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings despite the efforts of Traktor Chelyabinsk to sign him and bring him back to his hometown. Said Voynov’s agent Alexander Tyzhnykh: “Slava is in contract talks with Los Angeles and we [...]
When Dean Lombardi was asked whether the finalization of Robyn Regehr’s contract meant that Rob Scuderi wasn’t going to return, his immediate response of “No” was much simpler than the complex, multidimensional negotiations within which a theoretical Scuderi extension would have to fit. Though eleven players’ contracts are set to expire – a list that [...]
Defensemen aren’t necessarily judged on the points they produce, but any measurement of Slava Voynov’s game has to take into account the numbers he’s put on the scoreboard since joining the Los Angeles Kings in the 2011-12 season. In 138 career regular season and playoff games, the right-handed shot has accounted for 59 points on [...]
Earlier today I joined Mike Ross on the SiriusXM NHL Network to break down the particulars of the Kings-Sharks series in advance of Game 2 tonight at Staples Center.
On his game-winning goal: “I saw the two-on-two, and I just joined the rush on the right side. Nice pass from Kopi.” On whether he was trying to shoot high and fanned on the shot: “I tried shooting high glove, but a little bit of luck.” On the win: “Yeah, for sure. Everybody is excited [...]
After Darryl Sutter answered questions pertaining to last night’s game against the Detroit Red Wings, he opened up on the topic of the team’s young blue line and the challenge of developing and working with young players with the limited practice time in the compacted schedule.
As the April 3 trading deadline approaches, any personnel decisions the Los Angeles Kings make will be with a keen eye kept on defenseman Slava Voynov, who becomes a restricted free agent on July 1.
When the subject of a Rob Scuderi contract extension was raised on yesterday’s conference call with Dean Lombardi, it brought up the question “But what to do about all of the team’s restricted and unrestricted free agents?”