Nothing new with Toffoli negotiations (UPDATE: LOL, no, he signed) - LA Kings Insider

The headline says it all, but some context: Nearly one month after there was “nothing imminent” with Tyler Toffoli’s new contract, at this time there’s no update available to be shared by hockey operations on negotiations. I’ll continue to check back as we get closer to the NHL Draft and free agency, but this doesn’t appear to be a hold-your-breath moment by any stretch.

Currently, the Kings have approximately $63.04-million invested in 17 players for the 2017-18 season, based on financials provided by Cap Friendly. (Jeff Zatkoff’s cap hit is not included in this sum, though Adrian Kempe’s is.) In addition to Toffoli, who would command the highest percentage of the remaining share, other restricted free agents include Nick Shore, Andy Andreoff, Kevin Gravel, Paul LaDue, Jonny Brodzinski and Michael Mersch, among others.

Update: Toffoli has signed a three-year contract with an AAV of $4.6-million. Story to come.

In the meantime, here’s a quick Jeff Carter reflection on how he became a NASCAR fan: