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Dreger: Ryan Johanson is in play

24 November 2015 - 08:40 PM


Guy would be an absolute sensation, young, big and with the development of Larkin our post Z and Pasha center future would be set for years to come. guys like this don't make it to UFA anymore

btw. good job Tortarella not even a month in and players are already asking to be traded what a great hire by Kekailainen

Tyson Barrie could be available

15 November 2015 - 04:50 PM


If this is true Holland has to be on the phone and get this done .. Maybe one of Nyquist , Tatar and a second? Granted under the condition of him signing an extension.

Steven "Stammer" Stamkos hits 500 points in 495gp

12 October 2015 - 06:24 PM



Atta boy Stammer that's a huge milestone and with his dedication to fitness I could easily him reaching 1.000 points in under 900 games played. Saw his onetimer against Boston, all Rask could see was a blast landing behind him.


Wonder if there are still people thinking this guy isn't worth the maximum?

MLSE signs sponsorship deal with Draftkings

12 October 2015 - 07:51 AM


We're proud to be the first partner for DraftKings in Canada," David Hopkinson, MLSE's chief commercial officer, told TSN in an interview. "Their product is exciting for fans and we're looking for many years of continued partnership as they grow their business in Canada

We're talking about packages for our VIPs that give them discounts off their food and concession bills, a chance to attend the post-game press conference with the coaches, and some really special packages, too," Elbaum said. "We're talking about a handful of fans each year having the opportunity to travel with the team for road games. It doesn't matter how much money you have, you can't buy that kind of opportunity.

Officially, the NHL has opposed sports gambling, even though the league is among DraftKings' investors.

Both DraftKings and FanDuel already operate in Canada, offering their gaming services even though some legal experts say it's "murky" whether they are operating within the confines of the law.

That's so disgusting after all the crap Leaf fans have gobe through they are now exposed to the next wave of online poker called daily fantasy sports. Legal experts aren't stupid they 'll soon figure out a way to close that loophole in the law.

I mean how can betting money on a daily basis on real people's performance not be considered gambling? Injuries, illnesses and just not feeling it are always an X factor that will change on a daily basis.

So the NHL itself is against gambling but has invested into Draft Kings...wow.

Goes to show how high the so called standards are...such a joke.

Really great timing after stuff like this http://www.vox.com/2...-sports-scandal

Kings Insider: Kopitar contract-extension not even close

07 September 2015 - 05:17 AM



The Kings and Kopitar are are “not even in the ballpark” in their discussions, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi told LA Kings Insider over email when asked whether the two sides were “close” to reaching an agreement.


It also (inevitably) links Kopitar’s and Stamkos’ contract negotiations to the eight-year, $84-million contracts signed by Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane in the summer of 2014.


WTF Lombardi one if not the best GM in hockey playing hardball with his star-center ? Does he want to get fired or what? I mean, Kopitar has all the leverage in the world if the Kings don't pay him someone else will it's that simple (same in the Stamkos case). Kopitar may not be as good as Toews but he is extremely close so something like 8 years 82 million full NMC should do the trick. Is it a lot of money ? Yes but  this is an elite-center who teams would break the bank for if he became available. Losing him would mean minus 70+ points for the Kings and their offense really isn't as good as their defense.  I'm also sure what Lombardi tried to do with Richards' contract doesn't exactly scream confidence in contract talks.


Like I said he is an awesome GM but he is playing hardball with the wrong guy here, Kopitar, Doughty and Quick aren't players to play hardball with.  Sure he can ask for a hometown discount but Kopitar would be stupid to accept one and sign for less than he is worth. To be honest I'm really shocked that neither Stammer nor Kopitar have been extended yet, when everyone knows they are going to get paid it's just a matter of by whom.


But hey as a Wings fan keep it up Lombardi I'm sure the best owner in all of hockey is more than prepared to sign Kopitar to Toews' like money, so from a purely egoistic standpoint I'm loving it.