Kings Trade Andy Andreoff To Lightning For Peter Budaj
Budaj spent the majority of two seasons with the Kings before being dealt to Tampa Bay back in February 2017. He worked 8 games last season for the Lightning earning a 3-3-1 record to along with a .876 save percentage and 3.76 goals-against average.
Andreoff registered 13 goals and 11 assists across 159 regular-season games.
Kings, Sharks Trade Barbs On Twitter
It all began when the Kings reminded the Sharks about a tweet that was sent during Game 2 of the second-round series. In that tweet, the Sharks mocked the Kings’ lack of scoring in their first round playoff series against the Golden Knights.
Then it took on a life of it’s own:
TFW you score as many goals in one period as the Kings did in their entire series. pic.twitter.com/oEKkf1tpH0
And then what happened? https://t.co/latRBqrpEd
Lasted six games in the second round against the team that swept you. https://t.co/qTNMJySsX6
— San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) May 7, 2018
— LA Kings ⛳ (@LAKings) May 7, 2018
It will be interesting to see if things are more intense when these two teams take the ice again. But both will have to wait until next season to do so.
Kings’ Drew Doughty Wants To Stay With Team
Norris Trophy finalist Drew Doughty is looking to land a new, long-term deal with the Los Angeles Kings, and has affirmed his commitment to staying in Los Angeles.
“I always wanted to be an L.A. King and I want to stay an L.A. King,” Doughty said on Friday, according to NHL.com’s Dan Greenspan. “I can’t remember what day we can start talking, but I’m sure we will when the time comes.”
Doughty will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2019, and while the Kings can sign him to a new deal at that time, Doughty has made it clear that he looking for more money that Nashville Predators’ P.K Subban makes.
Despite an early exit from the playoffs, Doughty sees big things for the Kings.
“(General manager) Rob Blake and (president of business operations) Luc Robitaille, they took this job because they want to win and they want to transform this team into their winning ways again,” Doughty said. “Whether or not they do a lot in the offseason, I don’t know, but we have these young guys coming up that I think are going to make a difference. I think that shows me how much potential we have in the future and I’m good with it and I’m happy to hopefully re-sign here.”
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