As we get closer to the 201-8-19 NHL season we near the end of training camp. With this comes cuts and players being outright released. This is also the time for us as fans to judge those moves, discussing he should have stayed and why did they keep him. This can be a stressful time not just for the players, but the coaches and GM as well. Not knowing if the player you released from training camp is going to sign on with someone else and light it up, or the player you kept is just not going to work out.
The Kings, as expected, released some players from their camp roster just a week after pre-season games started. These moves do not immediately impact the club. The players released were not expected to stay on with the club, and the cuts were not surprising ones at that. Those players cut still have the chance to make the big club, whether it be due to injury or perhaps from training camp next year. The players can still make an impact through their junior clubs or through the Ontario Reign. The Kings still have a few moves to make before next weeks season openers and those final cuts may be the toughest yet.
The Kings roster is starting to take shape and we are winding down the days til we see the final roster and see what the coaches and GM have suggested is the best roster to put on the ice to begin the season. The Kings have their core players who will drive this team, and the players who make it out of camp will contribute for sure. The Kings look primed and ready for the season to start, and we are ready as well.