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LA Kings re-sign C Blake Lizotte to 1-year, $800,000 deal

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. --  Center Blake Lizotte has re-signed with the Los Angeles Kings on a one-year, $800,000 contract extension. The Kings announced the signing Thursday of Lizotte, a restricted free agent. Lizotte had three goals and seven assists in 41 games for the Kings last season. His plus-2...
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Seattle expansion draft: Predicting Pacific Division protected lists

With the Seattle expansion draft one month away, theScore is predicting every team's protected list and putting one club from each division under the microscope. This edition offers potential lists for the Pacific Division. (We'll project a full 30-player roster for the Kraken closer to the July 21 draft.) Atlantic...
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A Look at Free Agent Goaltenders

Pekka Rinne might have skated off the ice at Bridgestone Arena for the last time. That’s a hard sentence to type. However, in that last regular-season outing for Rinne, the big Finn posted a massive shutout against the Carolina Hurricanes. Neither GM David Poile nor the 2021 King Clancy Memorial Trophy winner Rinne have confirmed his retirement. It’s possible, though, that #35 no longer wants to play hockey.
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Kings re-sign Blake Lizotte to one-year contract

The LA Kings announced today that the organization has signed forward Blake Lizotte to a one-year contract extension, which carries an AAV of $800,000. Lizotte was one of 11 restricted free agents throughout the Kings organization entering this offseason, including one of eight to play an NHL game with the team this season. The Kings could have tendered Lizotte a qualifying offer, but Lizotte and the Kings got a deal done early, well before the qualifying offer deadline in late-July.
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Flyers Potentially Looking to Clear Our Voracek’s Salary via Trade

As per Frank Seravalli of Daily Faceoff, the Philadelphia Flyers have big changes coming this offseason. One of the easier ways to make improvements is to have money to spend and to get money, you often need to move money. With that in mind, the future for a player like Jakub Voracek could be in question. He makes Seravalli’s No. 18 spot on his Top 20 trade names to watch list.
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Evaluating the 5 NHL Teams with the Best Trade Packages to Land Jack Eichel

It's becoming increasingly difficult to believe that Jack Eichel will open the 2021-22 season as a member of the Buffalo Sabres. Both sides appear ready to move on from the situation in which an unhappy Eichel is tired of losing and fighting the team regarding medical treatment. The only real remaining uncertainty is to what team he will head and what the Sabres will receive in return.
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Five Teams That Should Trade for Jack Eichel Right Now

The premier soap opera in the National Hockey League calls Buffalo home, though it may not much longer. The saga, feud, kerfuffle...whatever phrase suits you...between the Buffalo Sabres and Jack Eichel has dragged on into the summer months. As the rumor mill continues to swirl, no significant headway has been made toward a deal, at least, as of right now.
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Canadiens top Knights to close in on Final berth

Carey Price made 26 saves and Nick Suzuki registered a goal and two assists as the Montreal Canadiens beat the Vegas Golden Knights 4-1 Tuesday night in Las Vegas to move within one win of reaching the Stanley Cup Final. The Canadiens hold a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven semifinal...
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Carl Gunnarsson announces retirement

Going into this off-season, there was speculation about Carl Gunnarsson’s career. That his time with the Blues was done was a foregone conclusion - he spent most of this season on the LTIR and he is a pending UFA - but many were curious as to if Gunnarsson would try one more go with another team.
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New Jersey Devils: Matthew Tkachuk Is The Most Obvious Target This Offseason

The New Jersey Devils still have quite a few needs to fill before they should expect to do anything besides compete in the NHL Draft Lottery. This team obviously needs defense, and especially a top-line defenseman to play next to Ty Smith, but it might be easier to get a top-six forward who can grow with Nico Hischier and Jack Hughes. The Devils have some really good young assets, and teams might be looking to unload some disgruntled assets.
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Two Kings and The Reverse Retro Jerseys Recognized in NHLPA Player Poll

Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty were both voted as two of the top players for their position. Late last week, the NHL released its annual NHLPA player poll. Surveying nearly 500 players on 14 hockey-related questions during the last quarter of the season, the players gave their thoughts on a flurry of topics; ranging from the most complete player, to most unique tape job, to the best reverse retro jerseys.
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LA Kings 2021 Free Agent Targets: Dougie Hamilton

Heading into the 2020-21 season, not much was expected of the rebuilding Los Angeles Kings. With that said, the team’s staff and players expected to make the playoffs, despite finishing 28th in the league just a season prior. LA didn’t end up meeting their goal last season, finishing with a record of 21-28-7, totaling 49 points.