Posts Tagged Anze Kopitar

Kings Quotes: Kopitar wasn’t injured, Richard’s on his injury, does Scuderi or Voynov get a deal first

  • John Hoven of  Mayor’s Manor: Kings Anze Kopitar didn’t appear to be injured.

    “There is not going to be any surgery necessary. In fact, I just talked to Chris (Kingsley, Kings head trainer) and our doctor. I can actually get rid of the knee brace too. So, I’m getting back to no discomfort and good strength in my knee. I should be fine. And in regards to being injured during the playoffs, there was really no significant injuries that I suffered. It was normal, just banged up  a little bit, a few bumps and bruises. That’s about it.”

  • John Hoven of Mayor’s Manor: Kings Mike Richards on his injury in the Western Conference Final:

    “Like I said, they scored on their chances that they got. It is frustrating just sitting there, especially with a concussion because you never know – with the way you feel. You think you feel good. Then, I went out and tried to skate and you don’t feel well. I think that’s the most frustrating part of it. Because you think you can play and then you start doing activities and realize you’re not only putting the team at risk, but you’re putting yourself at risk too. So, what’s frustrating the most is that you can’t do anything about it to help the team.”

  • John Hoven of Mayor’s Manor: Kings GM Dean Lombardi on whether it’s more important to sign UFA Rob Scuderi or RFA Slava Voynov first.

    “Kind of chicken and egg, isn’t it?  And part of that too, what you have to factor into that, there’s at least a difference between an unrestricted free agent and a restricted, right? So that enters into who you prioritize also. I don’t have a problem with that.  You can say, looking at it as a player, I do this, but there’s also the issue of a guy with seniority and he’s putting in more years, probably deserves consideration, not only morally because he has seniority, but also the agreement dictates that you probably have to move quicker because at least the other guys you have rights to.  So, it’s hard to answer your question, but trust me, these last two, three months when I saw what was happening here, and then losing Willie Mitchell, it’s – I’ve talked about having chemistry projects in the back room before, well we’ve taken this to a nuclear science now in terms of how you put these equations together.  I’m not disagreeing with what you’re saying, but I don’t think it’s cut as black and white as that.  It’s really hard, unless you guys want another really long, hour long answer, we just better probably leave it at that.”

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LA Kings Update: Kopitar and Mitchell’s knee injuries, Lombardi not interested in trading Bernier

  • Helene Elliott via twitter: Kings GM Dean Lombardi said the prognosis made on Anze Kopitar’s knee in Sweden was basically right, 2-3 weeks recovery is expected.
  • Helene Elliott via twitter: Lombardi said it’s not easy to put a time-frame on Willie Mitchell’s knee injury. It’s not structural. He has stopped skating.
  • Dennis Bernstein via twitter: GMs have spoken to each other throughout the lockout, and Lombardi says that he doesn’t expect a rush of deals before the season starts.
  • John Hoven via twitter: Lombardi confirms that he is not interested in trading Jonathan Bernier anytime soon. He’s ‘Too valuable right now.”
  • John Hoven of Mayors Manor: Lombardi on possibility of a Bernier trade:

    “I don’t think that’s feasible at all right now. He’s an important part of this team. Let’s face it, our guys in the minors aren’t ready for that role. And that’s an important role. Like Darryl [Sutter] says, with all these games back-to-back and stuff – hey, a number two starter in baseball is pretty important and that’s the way a goaltender is. (So), I don’t see how that’s possible. He’s too important to us.”

    Lombardi on what to say to a guy who has let it be known that he wouldn’t mind getting out, but who you need right now:

    “Be a pro. There’s a system in place. It’s called the Collective Bargaining Agreement. At some point players – (after a pause) that’s the way it is. Obviously, if the right thing is there for the team, you look at it. But, you can’t be responding to this without the number one focus being on the team and he’s too important to the team. Unless something hits us that’s really going to help this team, it’s not feasible. Now, there’s a time limit on that, it’s called the CBA – where you don’t have that choice as a General Manager anymore and you do what’s best. But, that’s the system.”

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Injury notes involving: Hall, Ovechkin, Khabibulin, Walker, Backstrom, Kopitar and Quick

  • Josh Wingrove via twitter: Taylor Hall is getting stitches to a cut above his eye after he tripped on the stairs and banged heads with Jordan Eberle.
  • Dmitry Chesnokov via twitter: Dynamo Moscow of the KHL say that Alex Ovechkin has left for the Capitals early as he’s nursing a minor injury according to SovSport.
  • Dan Tencer via twitter: Oilers Nikolai Khabibulin said that he’s hopeful to be ready for the start of the season. He still needs see an improvement, so there is no guarantees.
  • Anthony SanFilippo via twitter: Flyers Matt Walker is still suffering from a bad back and likely won’t pass his physical. He could be looking at time on the LTIR.
  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom’s status for the start of the season remains uncertain. On Dec. 26th he crashed awkwardly into the boards, injuring his neck. GM George McPhee said he can’t update the situation until the CBA is ratified.

    “There are some things we can talk about, some things we can’t, and we can’t talk about the fitness or health of any players until training camp,” McPhee said Tuesday. “I’d be happy then.”

    If Backstrom isn’t ready to start the season, the Capitals won’t have pay his contract since he was injured during the lockout.

  • Helene Elliott of the LA Times: It’s all but certain the Kings will be without Anze Kopitar to start the season due to a sprained right MCL. He’ll undergo more tests when he arrives in LA. GM Dean Lombardi estimated 2 or 3 weeks, though these types of injuries can take longer to heal. Goalie Jonathan Quick had back surgery in August and is expected to be ready for the start of the season.

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Injury notes: Kopitar, Poti, Ennis, Meszaros and Briere

9:55 AM:

  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Kristian Huselius announced on AIK’s website that he’ll be retiring due to continuous hip issues. He only played in 5 games this season. Huselius said,

    “It has become worse and worse every game I played. So I have taken the decision to stop with hockey completely.”

9:00 AM:

  • Helene Elliott via twitter: Kings Anze Kopitar’s initial diagnosis of Grade 2 MCL sprain was accurate. Technically the Kings could suspend Kopitar and Willie Mitchell as they got hurt during the lockout and can’t start the season. GM Lombardi said he would talk to the higher-ups about it, though may not pursue it.
  • Stephen Whyno via twitter: Capitals Tom Poti is pain free and “pretty confident” that he’ll be cleared to take part in training camp.
  • Kevin Snow via twitter: Sabres Tyler Ennis said that he’s 100% and not bothered by the shoulder injury he sustained in Switzerland.
  • Tim Panaccio via twitter: If Flyers defenseman Andrej Meszaros is not able to start the season, they are in big trouble. Meszaros said: ”Sometimes, I am really sore and I can’t push off. I’m still weak [in heel]. It’s a matter of time before I get my strength back”
  • Randy Miller via twitter: Flyers GM Paul Holmgren on Daniel Briere’s wrist injury: ”Danny Briere is a little bit of a concern. We’ll get the information on that over the next few days.”

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NHL players who are playing overseas during the NHL lockout

Here is a list of players that have signed contracts to play overseas during the NHL lockout.

We will continue to update as long as players keep signing.

Player 2012-13 NHL Team Lockout Team League
Artem Anisimov Columbus Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL
Nik Antropov Winnipeg HC Barys KHL
Anton Babcuk Calgary HC Donbass KHL
Nicklas Backstrom Washington HC Dynamo Moscow KHL
Niklas Backstrom Minnesota Dynamo Minsk KHL
Matt Beleskey Anaheim Coventry EIHL (UK)
Jamie Benn Dallas Hamburg Freezers Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Sean Bergenheim Florida HIFK Helsinki SM-liiga
Patrice Bergeron Boston HC Lugano Swiss National A League
Patrik Berglund St. Louis Vasteras HockeyAllsvenskan
Jonathan Bernier Los Angeles Heilbronner Falken ESBG (Ger)
Sergei Bobrovsky Columbus SKA St. Petersburg KHL
Mikkel Boedker Phoenix Lukko SM-Liiga
Damien Brunner Detroit EV Zug KHL
Ilya Bryzgalov Philadelphia CSKA Moscow KHL
Roman Cervenka Calgary Slavia Praha Czech Extraliga
Zdeno Chara Boston HC Lev Praha KHL
David Clarkson New Jersey EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL (Aus)
Erik Condra Ottawa EV Fussen Oberliga (Ger)
Logan Couture San Jose Geneva-Servette Swiss National A League
Matt D’Agostini St. Louis SC Ressersee ESBG (Ger)
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit CSKA Moscow KHL
Kaspars Daugavins Ottawa Dynamo Riga KHL
Michael Del Zotto NY Rangers Rappersil-Jona Lakers Swiss National A League
Jason Demers San Jose Oulu SM-liiga
Raphael Diaz Montreal EV Zug Swiss National A League
Rick DiPietro NY Islanders SC Riessersee ESBG (Ger)
Matt Duchene Colorado Frolunda HC Swedish Elite League
Christian Ehrhoff Buffalo Krefeld Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Lars Eller Montreal JYP SM-Liiga (Fin)
Alexei Emelin Montreal Ak Bars KHL
Cory Emmerton Detroit SalPa SM-Liiga (Fin)
Deryk Engelland Pittsburgh Rosenborg GET-Ligaen (Nor)
Tyler Ennis Buffalo SC Langnau Swiss National A League
Jhonas Enroth Buffalo Huddinge IK Sweden Division 1
Tobias Enstrom Winnipeg EC Red Bull Salzburg EBEL (Aus)
Jonathan Ericsson Detroit Sodertalje EK HockeyAllsvenskan
Viktor Fasth Anaheim Tingsryd Swedish League (T2)
Ruslan Fedotenko Philadelphia HC Donbass KHL
Eric Fehr Winnipeg HPK SM-Liiga (Fin)
Andrew Ference Boston Ceske Budejovice Czech Extraliga
Valtteri Filppula Detroit Jokerit SM-Liiga (Fin)
Kurtis Foster Minnesota Tappara SM-Liiga (Fin)
Cody Franson Toronto Brynas Swedish Elite League
Michael Frolik Chicago HC Chomutov Czech Extraliga
Sam Gagner Edmonton EC KAC EBEL (Aus)
Sergei Gonchar Ottawa Metallurg Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Mikhail Grabovski Toronto CSKA Moscow KHL
Colin Greening Ottawa Aalborg Pirates AL-Bank Ligaen
Carl Hagelin NY Rangers Sodertalje SK HockeyAllsvenskan
Jannik Hansen Vancouver Tappara SM-Liiga
Martin Hanzal Phoenix NC Mountfield Czech Extraliga
Victor Hedman Tampa Bay HC Barys KHL
Ales Hemsky Edmonton Pardubice Czech Extraliga
Patric Hornqvist Nashville Djurgardens IF HockeyAllsvenskan
Jiri Hudler Calgary Lev Praha KHL
Jaromir Jagr Dallas Kladno Czech Extraliga
Jesse Joensuu NY Islanders Assat Finnish League
Marcus Johansson Washington BIK Karlskoga HockeyAllsvenskan
Jussi Jokinen Carolina Oulu SM-Liiga (Fin)
Roman Josi Nashville Bern Swiss National A League
Tomas Kaberle Montreal Kladno Czech Extraliga
Evander Kane Winnipeg HC Dinamo Minsk KHL
Patrick Kane Chicago EHC Biel Swiss National A League
Erik Karlsson Ottawa Jokerit SM-Liiga (Fin)
Anton Khudobin Boston HC Atlant Moscow Oblast KHL
Jakub Kindl Detroit CSOB Pojistovna Pardubice Czech Extraliga
Rostislav Klesla Phoenix Trinec Czech Extraliga
Tomas Kopecky Florida HK Dukla Trencin Slovak Extraliga
Mikko Koivu Minnesota TPS Turku SM-Liiga (Fin)
Anze Kopitar Los Angeles Mora HockeyAllsvenskan
Lauri Korpikoski Phoenix TPS SM-Liiga (Fin)
Sergei Kostitsyn Nashville Avangard Omsk KHL
Ilya Kovalchuk New Jersey SKA St. Petersburg KHL
David Krejci Boston Pardubice Czech Extraliga
Pavel Kubina Philadelphia HC Vitkovice Steel Czech Extraliga
Nikolai Kulemin Toronto Metallurg KHL
Dmitry Kulikov Florida HC Lokomotiv KHL
Gabriel Landeskog Colorado Djargarden Swedish Elite League
Brooks Laich Washington Kloten Flyers Swiss National A League
Philip Larsen Dallas Lukko SM-Liiga (Fin)
Anders Lindback Tampa Bay Ilves SM-Liiga (Fin)
Joffrey Lupul Toronto Avtobomilist KHL
Clarke MacArthur Toronto ETC Crimmitschau ESBG (Ger)
Andrew MacDonald NY Islanders HC Karlovy Vary Czech Extraliga
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Metallurg KHL
Andrei Markov Montreal HC Vityaz KHL
Radek Martinek Columbus Ceske Budejovice Czech Extraliga
Ryan McDonagh NY Rangers HC Barys KHL
Milan Michalek Ottawa NC Mountfield Czech Extraliga
Brendan Mikkelson Tampa Bay Vasteras HockeyAllsvenskan
Drew Miller Detroit Braehead Clan EIHL (UK)
Douglas Murray San Jose Djurgardens IF HockeyAllsvenskan
Tyler Myers Buffalo EC KAC EBEL (Aus)
Rick Nash NY Rangers Davos Swiss National A League
Michal Neuvirth Washington Sparta Praha Czech Extraliga
Frans Nielsen NY Islanders Lukko SM-Liiga (Fin)
Nikita Nikitin Columbus Avangard Omsk Oblast KHL
Andreas Nodl Carolina HC TWK Innsbruck EBEL (Austria)
Patrick O’Sullivan Phoenix HIFK Helsinki SM-Liiga (Fin)
Alex Ovechkin Washington Dynamo Moscow KHL
Max Pacioretty Montreal Ambri Piotta Swiss National A League
Ondrej Pavelec Winnipeg Bili Tygri Liberec Czech Extraliga
Lennart Petrell Edmonton HIFK SM-Liiga (Fin)
Rich Peverley Boston JYP SM-Liiga (Fin)
Tomas Plekanec Montreal Kladno Czech Extraliga
Roman Polak St. Louis HC Vitkovice Czech Extraliga
Alexei Ponikarovsky Winnipeg HC Donbass KHL
Corey Potter Edmonton Vienna Capitals EBEL (Austria)
Vinny Prospal Columbus NC Mountfield Czech Extraliga
Tuukka Rask Boston HC Plzen Czech Extraliga
Matt Read Philadelphia Sodertalje SK HockeyAllsvenskan
Peter Regin Ottawa Langenthal Swiss National B League
Pekka Rinne Nashville HC Dinamo Minsk KHL
Stephane Robidas Dallas HIFK SM-Liiga (Fin)
Michal Roszival Chicago HC Plzen Czech Extraliga
Kris Russell St. Louis TPS Turku SM-Liiga (Fin)
Mike Santorelli Florida Tingsryds AIF HockeyAllsvenskan
Luca Sbisa Anaheim HC Lugano Swiss National A League
Tom Sestito Philadelphia Sheffield Steelers EIHL (UK)
Tyler Seguin Boston EHC Biel Swiss National A League
Dennis Seidenberg Boston Adler Mannheim Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Andrej Sekera Buffalo HC Slovan Bratislava KHL
Alexander Semin Carolina Sokol Krasnoyarsk VHL (Russia)
Wayne Simmonds Philadelphia Bili Tygri Liberec Czech Extraliga
Jack Skille Florida Rosenborg GET-Ligaen (Nor)
Ladislav Smid Edmonton Bili Tygri Liberec Czech Extraliga
Craig Smith Nashville KalPa SM-Liiga (Fin)
Vladimir Sobotka St. Louis Slavia Praha Czech Extraliga
Jason Spezza Ottawa Rapperswil-Jona Swiss National A League
Jared Spurgeon Minnesota SC Langnau Swiss National A League
Viktor Stalberg Chicago Frolunda HC Swedish Elite League
Alexander Steen St. Louis Modo Swedish Elite League
Chris Stewart St. Louis Bili Tygri Liberec Czech Extraliga
Mark Streit NY Islanders Bern Swiss National A League
Vladimir Tarasenko St. Louis SKA St. Petersburg KHL
Tomas Tatar Detroit SHK 37 Piestany Slovak Extraliga
John Tavares NY Islanders SC Bern Swiss National A League
Joe Thornton San Jose Davos Swiss National A League
Jiri Tlusty Carolina Kladno Czech Extraliga
Thomas Vanek Buffalo Graz 99ers EBEL (Austria)
Semyon Varlamov Colorado HC Lokomotiv KHL
Semyon Varlamov Colorado Lokomotiv Yaroslavl KHL
Lubomir Visnovsky NY Islanders Slovan Bratislava KHL
Jakub Voracek Philadelphia HC Lev Praha KHL
Tom Wandell Dallas Severstal Cherepovets KHL
Yannick Weber Montreal Geneva-Servette Swiss National A League
Blake Wheeler Winnipeg EHC Munchen Deutsche Eishockey Liga
Tommy Wingels San Jose Kookoo Mestis (Div II)
Nail Yakupov Edmonton Neftekhimik KHL
Marek Zidlicky New Jersey Kladno Czech Extraliga
Henrik Zetterberg Detroit EV Zug Swiss National A League
Sources: TSN, The Fourth Period and others.

* Updated: Oct 12th

* Niklas Backstrom had signed with Dynamo Minsk, but he got injured and they went with Pekka Rinne instead.

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More players heading or rumored to be heading overseas

  • Rob Tychkowski via twitter: Nail Yakupov’s agent, Igor Larionov, said his transfer card is bogged down in hundreds of applications.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta was told that Alex Ovechkin’s insurance costs more than $100,000 per month. The KHL team that signs him has to pay it.
  • Matias Strozyk via twitter: Jason Spezza will be with Rapperswil, Anze Kopitar to Mora, Damien Brunner to Zug and Luca Sbisa to Lugano.

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Overseas player signings and rumors

  • David Pagnotta via twitter: “insurance is a huge factor for players looking to play overseas, and it’ll prevent a lot of guys from going.”
  • Slava Malamud via twitter: KHL’s Ak Bars Kazan said they won’t sign NHLers. It was reported yesterday that Pavel Datsyuk was signing with them. Also reports of Ak Bars getting Alex Burmistrov, so there are some conflicting reports out there. Ken Wiebe via twitter: Burmistrov said he’s fine with being assigned to St. John’s of the AHL, “I have to go there and play hockey.”
  • Josh Rimer via twitter: Max Pacioretty said via a text regarding playing overseas, “Trying to, but there’s no Jobs.”
  • Chip Alexander via twitter: Alexander Semin hasn’t signed with a KHL team, and has no immediate plans to sign with one according to his agent.
  • Dennis Bernstein via twitter: Should know in the next 24 hours if an Anze Kopitar deal with Mora (Tier 2 Sweden) gets done. Geneve-Servette of the Swiss League in the mix if Mora deal falls through.
  • Josh Rimer via twitter: TJ Oshie on possibility of playing overseas, “Not sure yet, but I’m definitely open to it though.”
  • Josh Rimer via twitter: Wojtek Wolski on possibility of playing overseas, “Not sure yet, but trying to get something done as soon as possible.”

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Another list of players heading overseas during lockout

  • Szymon Szemberg via twitter: The coach/GM/owner of Geneva-Servette of the Swiss league said he’s in negotiations with Anze Kopitar.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Nikolai Kulemin will be finalizing a deal with Metallurg. Michal Handzus will play with Banska Bystrica in Slovakia.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Jussi Jokinen has a contract with Karpat in Finland for 1 month. He’ll be taking it 1 month at a time.
  • Juha Hittela via twitter: Scott Hartnell said he wants to play in KalPa. Kalpa’s GM said that Adam Hall is a possibility.
  • Matias Strozyk via twitter: Weaker rumors of players going overseas: M. Koivu, Korpikoski to TPS; Filppula, Selänne to Jokerit; Ekman-Larsson to Tingsryd; Grossmann to Södertälje.

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Wings-Leafs 2013 WC rumor … Panthers talking to Versteeg and Garrison … Kopitar leaves game … Green to LTIR … Umberger has concussion symptoms

  • Gregg Krupa of the Detroit News: It’s expected that the NHL will announce the site of next year’s Winter Classic during the All-Star weekend. Rumor is they’ll be announcing a Red Wings – Maple Leafs match-up in Detroit. Wings owner Mike Ilitch may want it at the Tigers Stadium. Michigan Stadium holds 110,000 plus. Officially 104,172 attended The Big House (Michigan Stadium) to see the Wolverines and Spartans set the record for most people at a hockey game. Unofficially they figured the number was closer to 113,000. They don’t sell beer at college football games at The Big House.
  • Harvey Fialkov of the Sun-Sentinel: Panthers GM Dale Tallon has said they are already working on contract extensions for Kris Versteeg and Jason Garrison. Talks have begun but nothing is imminent. They haven’t talked in weeks, but they have got things rolling.
  • Dan Arritt of ESPN Los Angeles: Kings center Anze Kopitar left last night’s game with an upper body injury. He was checked head-first into the boards by Stars forward Brenden Morrow in the 3rd period. Coach Sutter said he just had a bloody nose and will be fine.
  • Katie Carrera of the Washington Post: The Capitals have put Mike Green on the LTIR. February 1st is the earliest he’ll be able to return. The Caps recalled forward Cody Eakin to take Green’s spot on the 23 man roster.
  • Josh Rimer via twitter: Red Wings GM Ken Holland on Nicklas Lidstrom not being named to the All-Star game: “Lidstrom wanted a few days off during the break & he’s looking forward to a few days off to rest the batteries.”
  • Sean Fitz-Gerald via twitter: Jonas Gustavsson will make his 5th consecutive start for the Maple Leafs tonight in Buffalo. Coach Ron Wilson is not sure if James Reimer will play this weekend.

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Schenn, Bailey and Selanne re-sign with their teams … Doughty and Turris still without deals

  • TSN: The Maple Leafs have re-signed RFA defenseman Luke Schenn to a 5 year deal. Bob McKenzie via twitter: The 5 year deal is for $3.6 million per season, $18 million total.
  • Helene Elliott of the LA Times: Drew Doughty is not expected to report to the Kings training camp today as they still haven’t come to terms.

    “We’re committed to being engaged in discussions and we’re more than willing to talk,” Meehan said by phone Thursday. “I think the next step is for the Kings to respond to our correspondence.”

    The Kings don’t want to pay Doughty more than Anze Kopitar’s $6.8 million. The Kings may have gone higher on a longer term, but Doughty wants a shorter term and more money.

  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: McKenzie thinks the next 24 hours for Doughty and the Kings are critical. “This may, and I said may, be perilously close to going off rails.”
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: As of last night, there has been no movement/dialogue in the 24 hours on Kyle Turris and the Phoenix Coyotes, doesn’t look like anything will be resolved any time soon.

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2011-12 Top 30 Salary Cap Numbers – Center

List below are the Top 30 Salary Cap Numbers for centers heading into the 2011-12 NHL season. Due to front-loading contracts (back-loaded in some cases), and teams having to deal with the salary cap, a players cap number takes precedence over their actual salary.

Rk. Player Team 2011-12 Cap Number 2011-12 Salary
1 Sidney Crosby PIT $8,700,000 $9,000,000
  Evgeni Malkin PIT $8,700,000 $9,000,000
3 Eric Staal CAR $8,250,000 $7,750,000
4 Vincent Lecavalier TBL $7,727,000 $10,000,000
5 Steven Stamkos TBL $7,500,000 $8,000,000
6 Scott Gomez MTL $7,357,000 $7,500,000
7 Jason Spezza OTT $7,000,000 $8,000,000
  Joe Thornton SJS $7,000,000 $8,000,000
9 Patrick Marleau SJS $6,900,000 $6,900,000
10 Anze Kopitar LAK $6,800,000 $6,400,000
11 Mikko Koivu MIN $6,750,000 $7,290,000
12 Pavel Datsyuk DET $6,700,000 $6,700,000
13 Nicklas Backstrom WAS $6,700,000 $6,000,000
14 Brad Richards NYR $6,667,000 $12,000,000
15 Paul Stastny COL $6,600,000 $6,600,000
16 Daniel Briere PHI $6,500,000 $7,000,000
17 Jonathan Toews CHI $6,300,000 $6,000,000
18 Henrik Sedin VAN $6,100,000 $6,100,000
19 Mike Richards LAK $5,750,000 $6,600,000
20 Shawn Horcoff EDM $5,500,000 $6,500,000
21 Ryan Getzlaf ANA $5,325,000 $5,750,000
22 Jeff Carter CLB $5,273,000 $6,000,000
23 Ryan Kesler VAN $5,000,000 $5,000,000
  Tomas Plekanec MTL $5,000,000 $5,000,000
  Patrice Bergeron BOS $5,000,000 $5,900,000
  Mike Ribeiro DAL $5,000,000 $5,000,000
27 Tim Connolly TOR $4,750,000 $5,500,000
28 Andy McDonald STL $4,700,000 $4,200,000
29 Daymond Langkow CGY $4,500,000 $4,500,000
  David Legwand NAS $4,500,000 $4,500,000
  David Backes STL $4,500,000 $4,500,000
  Brooks Laich WAS $4,500,000 $6,500,000
  Tomas Fleischmann FLA $4,500,000 $4,500,000

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LA Kings videos on Mike Richards, Drew Doughty, Brad Richards, Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams

A series of videos from Mike Richards and LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi.

Mike Richards talks to the media:

GM Dean Lombardi on Drew Doughty:

Lombardi talks about Brad Richards and bringing in other big name free agents:

Lombardi talks about injury updates on Justin Williams and Anze Kopitar:

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