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The Salary Cap And The Los Angeles Kings

from Helene Elliott of the LA Times,

The salary cap is of great concern to Lombardi, who is juggling numbers for several players who can become free agents after this season. Right wing Justin Williams, center Jarret Stoll and defenseman Robyn Regehr can become unrestricted free agents, while Tanner Pearson, Tyler Toffoli, Kyle Clifford and Jordan Nolan will be restricted free agents. In addition, the Kings can sign center Anze Kopitar to an extension after July 1. His contract expires after next season....

“It’s a matter of how all these pieces fit into the puzzle,” Lombardi said Tuesday, after the Kings prepared for their game against the Washington Capitals at the Verizon Center. “Then we also have this whole thing with the Canadian dollar. I’ve been talking to other GMs about that. It’s a crazy way to run a cap. Do I need a stat guy or do I need a currency trader to figure this out?”

Lombardi said he and Jeff Solomon, the Kings’ cap expert, have talked to their players’ representatives about new contracts but the Kings have generally held off on going too far because they want to get a better idea of where the cap might fall the next few seasons. Lombardi also said he’s waiting to see if Mike Richards, who was waived and sent to Manchester (N.H.) of the American Hockey League last week, can get his game back because Richards has five seasons left at a cap hit of $5.75 million, a sizable chunk of any payroll.

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jhpcarrier97's avatar

Teams in cap distress, haha looks good on you.  Detroit got out of their problem by not going out and getting the high priced useless UFA and we are in first place so duh!

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 02/03/15 at 04:35 PM ET

shazam88's avatar

^^ lol taking a shot at you would be pretty much like stealing candy from a baby.

Posted by shazam88 from SoCal on 02/03/15 at 04:48 PM ET

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@jhpcarrier97 - *facepalm* if you were a dog I would rub your face in your comment and lock you in a crate.

Posted by lv2skor on 02/03/15 at 05:54 PM ET

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and throw gas on me and light me on fire?  haha you kill me!

Posted by jhpcarrier97 on 02/03/15 at 06:10 PM ET

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