The NHL recently agreed to a 4- year extension of the CBA, which is great news and gives the league some breathing room.
Could it, however, be an even better time for the Los Angeles Kings?
As per the new agreement, both sides have decided that the salary cap will not change for the next couple of years. This exciting for the Kings for two reasons.
This means that teams will be tight against the cap, therefore will have to release or trade some really good players to get under the cap and the Kings have some money to spend.
The Kings organization is already stacked with talent, however, in the NHL you can never have enough talent, especially in the playoffs.
The ability to add a 2nd or 3rd pairing defensemen or even a 2nd line forward could be huge for the Kings.
Brock Boeser of the Vancouver Canucks is apparently available, and his teammate Tyler Toffoli, ex-King, could resurface in Los Angeles.
This depends on if the Kings want to spend money or bring up some of their talented prospects and go that route. Some of these prospects that the Kings are really counting on may not be ready for another year or two when the Kings could be Cup contenders again. The Kings are not that far from turning this past season around, being a division winner, and someone you should keep your eyes on.
This past season was not friendly to the Kings, however, the Kings ended the season as one of the hottest teams in the league, winning their last 7.
What does Rob Blake have in store for this season and next? Do the Kings already have the players to return to the playoffs next season?
This offseason is going to be interesting.
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