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…

HOLY ****! We are now in a totally unforeseen weird new land with the Mike Richards contract

KINGS TERMINATE RICHARDS’ CONTRACT “The Los Angeles Kings today have exercised the team’s right to terminate the contract of Mike Richards for a material breach of the requirements of his Standard Player’s Contract. We are not prepared to provide any more detail or to discuss the underlying grounds for the contract termination at this time.”…

Kings alumni in Buffalo

Terry Murray will be an assistant coach in Buffalo, under former Kings player Dan Bylsma. Also in Buffalo: Nick Deslauriers and Matt Moulson (oh, and Matt Ellis). And in the system: Hudson Fasching (and old Drew Bagnall).

How to tell if you’re a dynasty

I don’t think you can be a dynasty when any other team has a claim to being one in the same period. For example, the Blackhawks have won three cups in six seasons (2010-2015). Dynasty? Let’s say yes (though I’m not sure — due mostly to the correct answer being no). The Kings have won two…

PSA: Don’t Let This Happen to You

If you let your web hosting subscription lapse, you will get an email that says, “your web hosting subscription has lapsed.”  Then when you visit your site, there’s a nice message that says “this domain parked free of charge by Go Daddy.” But what they don’t tell you is that after 30 days they delete…