vic wrote: Strangelove wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:Sutter signs a 2 year, 3M per, extension with LA.
Gotta admit I'm surprised by this... didn't the team lock him out of the locker-room once or twice?
Well when they announced the extension, they also announced big changes are coming.
I believe them.
Has Looch signed yet? If not, was he waiting for Sutter to re-sign?
No, he is waiting for an offer. Both sides have bantied around ideas but no firm offers have been exchanged. The Kings know he really wants to stay and they know he will give a home team discount. They are in no rush, well not until July 1st approaches and Lucic will wait until the last possible moment. The Kings have him where they want him.
They have bigger issues to address, like the cap and defence. I think they will try to move Brown and Gaborik. They have some RFAs to deal with. Lucic is in their plans, they gave up a lot to get him. I think they'll find a way to make it work especially if he shaves a million+ on a home team discount.
I don't expect Lucic to hit the market and I'd be fine with that. Not that I don't think he could help us, a lot, but because I'm not comfortable with many of Benning's signings. I can live with his trades, love his drafting, but am really uncomfortable with his contracts. Given his hard on for Lucic I think it would be a bad contract, perhaps worse than some other FAs.