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Kings re-sign Carl Grundstrom and Austin Wagner

September 2, 2020 - 1:30 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings The Los Angeles Kings announced yesterday that they’ve re-signed forwards Carl Grundstrom and Austin Wagner. Wagner’s extension is three years and carries an AAV of $1.13M. He spent the entire season w...

Analyzing Austin Wagner’s new contract

September 3, 2020 - 7:43 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings The Los Angeles Kings locked up Austin Wagner a couple of days ago, extending the forward for three years at an AAV of $1.13 million. To start, there’s a lot to like about this deal. Wagner is just 23 ye...

SHORT READ: Kings loan Carl Grundstrom

September 6, 2020 - 3:31 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings Los Angeles Kings prospect Carl Grundstrom is yet another player who will be starting his season in Sweden, after being loaned to IF Bjorkloven, a team in Sweden’s second-highest professional league. The...

Reviewing last week's polls (September 7): Kings Edition

September 7, 2020 - 7:38 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings Every article, I try to include a poll question for readers to vote on, then review the results from the week’s polls every weekend. It's been a while since I've done a review, but here are the poll results...

SHORT READ: Kings loan Jacob Moverare

September 9, 2020 - 6:18 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings The Los Angeles Kings have loaned prospect Jacob Moverare to SaiPa, a team in Finland’s highest professional league, for the 2020-21 season. The LA Kings have loaned defenseman Jacob Moverare to SaiPa (Li...

SHORT READ: Kings re-sign Sean Walker

September 11, 2020 - 7:40 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings The Los Angeles Kings announced today that they’ve signed defenseman Sean Walker to a four-year contract extension with an AAV of $2.65 million. In Walker’s first full NHL season, he scored five goals a...

Analyzing Sean Walker's new contract

September 12, 2020 - 2:31 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings Yesterday, the Los Angeles Kings announced that they've re-signed defenseman Sean Walker to a four-year contract extension, with an AAV of $2.65 million. Without question, I really like this deal for the K...

Kings should re-sign Ben Hutton

September 17, 2020 - 6:58 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings The Los Angeles Kings have been giving out some contract extensions over the past few weeks, most notably to restricted free agents Austin Wagner and Sean Walker. However, there is still one free agent who I b...

Examining the Kings' cap situation

September 19, 2020 - 2:35 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings As the offseason continues for the majority of the league, the Los Angeles Kings have one thing that many teams don’t: cap space. I’ve said before that I don’t think the Kings will be overly active i...

Reviewing this week's polls (September 20): Kings Edition

September 20, 2020 - 5:57 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings Every article, I try to include a poll question for readers to vote on, then review the results from the week’s polls every weekend. Here are the poll results from this week and my thoughts on how they turne...

SHORT READ: Kings loan five prospects to Eisbären Berlin (DEL)

September 22, 2020 - 4:19 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings The Los Angeles Kings have loaned five prospects to Eisbären Berlin of the DEL. Neat little prospect development: Eisbaren Berlin of the DEL have reached an agreement with the LA Kings, where five of thei...

Which contracts in the Atlantic Division could the Kings take for assets?

September 25, 2020 - 3:01 PM ET

Follow me on Twitter: @BenShelley_20 Follow HockeyBuzz Kings on Twitter: @HB_LAKings The Los Angeles Kings have quite a bit of cap space remaining and it could be a good move to use that space to take back some bad contracts, in exchange for assets. Over the next week, I’ll look at which con...