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SportsDay Jul 2, 2018

Tyler Seguin should follow Jamie Benn, not Drew Doughty, when negotiating his new contract

Drew Doughty signed a massive contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings for $88,000,000 over the next eight years. Tyler Seguin is going to be signing his own extension before too long, but he would be risking a significant amount of money by following the structure of Doughty's contract. Jamie Benn's contract is a much better model for Seguin to follow.Benn's contract guarantees him a significantly higher percentage of the money he signed up for than Doughty's deal because Benn's deal is effectively buyout proof. Benn is getting most of his salary, especially towards the end, in signing...
Los Angeles Times Jul 1, 2018

Drew Doughty finds the right negotiator for his new eight-year, $88-million deal with the Kings — himself

So often on the ice, Drew Doughty takes matters into his own hands. So it would make sense for him to do so off the ice. When it came to negotiating a contract extension with the Kings, Doughty eschewed his representation and took the unusual route of dealing with general manager Rob Blake himself....
Sportsnet.ca Jul 1, 2018
Drew Doughty agrees to 8-year extension with Kings

Drew Doughty agrees to 8-year extension with Kings

The Los Angeles Kings and Drew Doughty have agreed on an eight-year contract extension. The post Drew Doughty agrees to 8-year extension with Kings appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Jul 1, 2018
Goalie Michael Hutchinson joins Panthers on one-year contract

Goalie Michael Hutchinson joins Panthers on one-year contract

Goalie Michael Hutchinson joins Panthers on one-year contract The post Drew Doughty agrees to 8-year extension with Kings appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Jul 1, 2018
Stars sign defenceman Joel Hanley to one-year deal

Stars sign defenceman Joel Hanley to one-year deal

The Dallas Stars have signed depth defenceman Joel Hanley to a one-year, two-way deal. The post Drew Doughty agrees to 8-year extension with Kings appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Jul 1, 2018
Stars sign goalie Colton Point to entry-level contract

Stars sign goalie Colton Point to entry-level contract

The Dallas Stars have signed goaltender Colton Point to a three-year entry-level contract. The post Drew Doughty agrees to 8-year extension with Kings appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
OC Register Jul 1, 2018
Kings’ Drew Doughty loves L.A., never wants to leave

Kings’ Drew Doughty loves L.A., never wants to leave

The All-Star defenseman officially signed his eight-year contract extension Sunday, and free-agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk inked his three-year deal.
Sportsnet.ca Jun 30, 2018
Doughty deal aside, Karlsson still likely trade candidate

Doughty deal aside, Karlsson still likely trade candidate

Elliotte Friedman gives his take on how Drew Doughty re-signing with the Kings impacts the Senators ability to retain Erik Karlsson. The post Doughty deal aside, Karlsson still likely trade candidate appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Los Angeles Times Jun 29, 2018

Drew Doughty agrees to eight-year contract extension with Kings

Drew Doughty and the Kings have agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension, the team announced Friday. The contract, worth about $11 million annually, will lock up the franchise cornerstone defenseman through the 2026-27 season and cross off the most important item on the Kings’ offseason...
The Hockey Writers Jun 29, 2018

Doughty Signs Contract Extension With Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on an eight-year, $88 million contract extension with veteran defender Drew Doughty, the team announced Friday. The deal will come with an $11 million annual cap hit and will kick in during the 2019-20 season, keeping Doughty under contract through the 2027-28 season. This deal will make […] The post Doughty Signs Contract Extension With Kings appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Jun 29, 2018
Drew Doughty Signs Eight Year Extension With Los Angeles Kings

Drew Doughty Signs Eight Year Extension With Los Angeles Kings

Drew Doughty was set to become an unrestricted free agent after the 2018-19 season, but the Los Angeles Kings won't let him get that far. He has signed an eight-year extension to remain in Los Angeles. The deal, worth 88M or $11M AAV, makes him one of the highest paid players on the Kings. Doughty had one year remaining on his current contract. He has a $7 million salary cap hit before the extension kicks in. https://twitter.com/lakings/status/1012831069861826560?s=21 Drew Doughty To Stay With Kings For The Near Future The 28-year-old defenseman has spoken about his desire to remain a King...
CBC News Jun 29, 2018
Drew Doughty agrees to 8-year contract extension with Kings

Drew Doughty agrees to 8-year contract extension with Kings

The Los Angeles Kings and defenceman Drew Doughty have agreed to terms on an eight-year contract extension, the team announced Friday.
Sportsnet.ca Jun 29, 2018
Kings, Drew Doughty finishing 8-year extension

Kings, Drew Doughty finishing 8-year extension

The Los Angeles Kings and Drew Doughty have agreed on an eight-year contract extension, Sportsnet has learned. The post Rasmus Dahlin lays huge hit on Sabres teammate at development camp appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
The Hockey Writers Jun 29, 2018

LA Kings & the Kovalchuk Effect

Over the weekend the Los Angeles Kings agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Ilya Kovalchuk. Signing Kovalchuk helps fill a glaring weakness the Kings had last season but, how does it affect the organization over the next three seasons, most notably their ability to re-sign Drew Doughty? What the Kings Are Getting With […] The post LA Kings & the Kovalchuk Effect appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
Last Word on Hockey Jun 29, 2018
NHL Off-Season Rumours: Drew Doughty, Rick Nash, Goalie Carousel

NHL Off-Season Rumours: Drew Doughty, Rick Nash, Goalie Carousel

We’re only a few days away from the start of free agency, so here’s another batch of NHL off-season rumours. It’s getting down to crunch time and teams and players have decisions to make. Today we’ll talk contract extension for Drew Doughty, Rick Nash possibly retiring and the goalie carousel. Drew Doughty Rumour: Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic and David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period said that Los Angeles Kings general manager Rob Blake is in discussions for a contract extension. Blake texted that `We have been in discussions this week but certainly not done...

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