Voynov, unexamined moral superiority and “the right thing to do”

Gann Matsuda: Kings Know What They Must Do with Slava Voynov Although it would likely result in Voynov filing a grievance, followed by a lawsuit, it would be a mistake of epic proportions for the Kings to reinstate Voynov, should the league lift his suspension, a move the NHL might have to make in order to…

What will the league do with Slava Voynov?

So Slava Voynov pled no contest today to a misdemeanor and got 90 days in jail and three years probation. Everyone has opinions about what the Kings should do and potential hypocrisy re how they handled Richards and/or Stoll. Let’s skip that for now. It’s a worthy topic and it’s covered really well in Dennis Bernstein’s…

Here’s the thing about Justin Williams

I don’t know if Justin Williams wanted to re-sign here; maybe he did, maybe he didn’t. I also don’t know if $3M and change was the best he could get from a decent team. And, yes yes yes he’s a champion and he’s Mr Game 7 and he has three rings and all that. But:…

Yeah, about that recapture penalty…

First of all, it is axiomatic that in all things hockey, when there is a disagreement between Bob McKenzie and anyone, Bob McKenzie is right. Having said that, here’s a tweet from today: After termination of Mike Richards' contract, LAK face cap recapture penalty of $1.32M per year for each of the next five years.…

Where there’s smoke? “Off-ice incident”…”issue at border”…

Involved issue at border. https://t.co/58R3zxpcqT — Eric Macramalla (@EricOnSportsLaw) June 29, 2015 ESPN – Kings cite breach of contract, cut ties with Mike Richards The Kings did not say why Richards is in violation of the deal, although several sources told ESPN.com it involves an off-the-ice incident. Several sources told ESPN.com the Kings were made…

What “material breach” did Mike Richards commit?

By now everyone knows that the Kings terminated Mike Richards’ contract for an undisclosed “material breach.” I read some tweets to the effect that this might have something to do with Richards’ conditioning, and/or failure to commit to whatever conditioning regimen he and Lombardi previously agreed on. Is this (“dude, you said you’d get in better…