Rumors: Thomas Vanek expected to be traded by the deadline

Thomas Vanek, as expected, will not resign with the New York Islanders prior to the March 5th trade deadline. Arthur Staple of Newsday reports Vanek has turned down a “substantial offer” from the Islanders and the Isles are now likely to move Vanek. The move to acquire Vanek has backfired on GM Garth Snow who

NHL Free Agency Buzz: “Clock is Ticking” on Capitals, Brooks Laich

Latest on Brooks Laich, Andrei Markov, & Alexei Ponikarovsky Capitals not moving fast to lock up Laich Among potential free agents, who is the No. 2 rated forward behind Brad Richards? In league circles, Capitals forward Brooks Laich gets the nod. Laich, 27, is Mr. versatile and could hit the open market widely believed as

Kings growing impatient with Alexei Ponikarovsky

Los Angeles Kings forward Alexei Ponikarovsky has had an injury filled season followed by inconsistent play, and the 30 year old winger is finding himself in the same spot he was last spring with the Pittsburgh Penguins during the playoffs; The Press Box…

Ponikarovsky agrees to one year deal with Kings

Alexei Ponikarovsky is off the free agent market, agreeing to a one year deal with the Los Angeles Kings. The deal is worth slightly under $3 million per season. After a disappointing playoff run with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Ponikarovsky saw a slow market develop, signing 27 days into free agency. Interest though began to pick

NHL: Source: Granato on the Thrashers radar

Sunday’s NHL Rumor Mill The growing consensus last summer is that the Los Angeles Kings over-paid for defenseman Rob Scuderi who signed a 4 year deal worth $3.4 million per season. Nearly a year later, good luck finding a member of the Kings organization who believes that now. ┬áScuderi has drawn rave reviews from the

Ice Report: Pressure building on Kings GM Dean Lombardi

Inside the NHL Lombardi looking to make major splash Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi is not in any danger of losing his job but pressure is building on Lombardi to get the Kings in the playoffs. The Kings are the 8th seed at this moment in the Western Conference and missing the playoffs for

Kings score 4 unanswered goals in the 3rd period, upend Penguins 5-2

Anze Kopitar (13), Jarret Stoll (4) and Michal Handzus (6) scored in a span of nearly six minutes in the third period and winger Dustin Brown (5) added a late goal at 17:30 in the period as the Los Angeles over-came a 2-1 deficit to score four third period goals en route to a 5-2