A collection of quick twitter notes as the 2019 NHL draft gets underway. Maple Leafs and Kasperi Kapanen getting closer Chris Johnston: “It sounds like Kasperi Kapanen and the #leafs are getting closer on an extension.” Maple Leafs and Andreas Johnsson’s camp meet Darren Dreger: “Told Leafs gm Kyle Dubas met with Jarrett Bousquet, agent
report this ad After an abysmal season that saw the Los Angeles Kings finish dead last in the Western Conference, general manager Rob Blake and his staff have their work cut out for them at the upcoming NHL Entry Draft. Kings GM Rob Blake (Getty Images) The only positive that comes with having such a
© Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports Marleau’s days in Toronto are numbered Sportsnet: It’s looking like Patrick Marleau‘s days in Toronto are numbered according to Nick Kypreos. “It sounds like Marleau and the Leafs are set to part ways,” said Nick Kypreos during the ‘Headlines’ segment of Hockey Night in Canada on Saturday. “The family is going to
© John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports The Toronto Maple Leafs and Los Angeles Kings discussed a Marleau trade Pierre LeBrun: Have heard that the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Los Angeles Kings have talked about a possible Patrick Marleau trade. Marleau played in San Jose under Kings new coach Todd McLellan, so there is some
report this ad In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates out of Los Angeles when it comes to what the Kings expect to do with Slava Voynov, the Edmonton Oilers are set to announce their new head coach and the Toronto Maple Leafs have options. Kings and Voynov’s Rights Helene Elliott of the LA
What can the Kings do with Voynov’s rights? Helene Elliott of the LA Times: The Los Angeles Kings still hold the rights to defenseman Slava Voynov, but have said that he will never play for them again. An arbitrator ruled last week that Voynov is eligible to return to the NHL midway through next season
Sabres coaching vacancy John Shannon: Todd Richards won’t be interviewing with the Buffalo Sabres for their head coaching position. John Shannon: Keep hearing the front runners for the Sabres coaching position are Jacques Martin and Dave Tippett. Brunette being connected to the Panthers Andy Strickland: Have been hearing Andrew Brunette‘s name being connected to the
31 Thoughts rumor roundup Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Florida Panthers GM Dale Tallon will meet again later this month with Roberto Luongo to talk about his future. “We’ll have really good discussions about what’s best for and the Panthers.” Around 70 percent of Joel Quenneville‘s $6 million salary this year will be covered by the
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Drew Doughty is happy that one of the worst seasons in Los Angeles Kings history is over but the frustrations are going to linger for a long time. “I guess a little bit of weight is lifted off my chest,” the defenceman said Monday as players went through end-of-season physicals and
Arizona Coyotes eye more changes in offseason Craig Morgan of The Athletic: Again, Arizona faces uncertainty from a multitude of fronts. One of them will be what they do with John MacLean. Will they keep him or let him go? From a free agent standpoint, Richard Panik and Darcy Kuemper expect to test the market.
Joel Quenneville all but hired in Florida already? Darren Dreger: The Florida Panthers fired Bob Boughner on Sunday and could be naming a new coach as soon as Monday. Reports suggest that Joel Quenneville becomes the next boss. He still has one year and $6 million owed from the Chicago Blackhawks. The expectation is that
LOS ANGELES — Ilya Kovalchuk had two goals, Dustin Brown had two assists and the last-place Los Angeles Kings closed the season with a 5-2 victory over the playoff-bound Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night. Anze Kopitar had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles while Jeff Carter and Matt Roy also had goals.
Will Roberto Luongo play on or retire? George Richards of The Athletic: The goalie remains “up in the air” about next season. It’s difficult to blame the goaltender considering he is 40 but does have three more years on his contract. Roberto Luongo opines below: “I want to make sure everyone is on the same
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Korbinian Holzer scored his first NHL goal in just over two years, Sam Steel added a short-handed goal and the Anaheim Ducks punctuated a miserable hockey season in Southern California with a 5-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night. Daniel Sprong, Carter Rowney and Jakob Silfverberg also scored, and
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Jack Campbell made 49 saves, Trevor Lewis scored 3:29 into the third period, and the Los Angeles Kings hurt Arizona’s playoff chances with a 3-1 victory over the Coyotes on Tuesday night. Tyler Clifford had a goal and an assist for Los Angeles (30-41-9), which had dropped three of four. Drew Doughty