Discussion in 'Los Angeles Kings' started by DrHansReinhardt, Mar 21, 2021.
Considering Walker makes $2.65M this is a hell of a deal. Good job on both sides.
This was a Rob Blake hipcheck of a signing. I would have liked more length(that's what she said) but it is a great deal
You're overthinking most likely. The cap is gonna go up from the ESPN deal, kings are in a good spot cap wise at the moment, and then we'd have shed some contracts by then and be even in a better spot. This is a good bridge deal, if the Kings want to retain him in the future, it'd be more than possible to do so.
I really don’t think that’s accurate. Girth is where it’s at.
Don't make me start calling you stubby
This coming from a man with no legs...
The cap is not going up because of the ESPN deal. It will be flat for atleast next year, if not out for 2-3 more seasons. Just to much lost revenue from no fans the last year and going forward.
There is also potential for the Canadian deal to stay flat or even shrink, let alone all that tv revenue will be now split into another piece with Seattle coming in.
This article is from July 12, but I think the rules are still in force
NHL salary cap to remain same next season
In the future yes, but not next season, maybe not for the next two seasons. Commish was already on record and couple weeks ago confirming that, and all the GM's are planning on a flat cap for at least the next two seasons.
I didn't know that, thank you.
However I think the Kings are easily covered when the time comes to become a contending team. They're in a good spot right now, and it will only get better in the next few years.
Indeed. This plays right in to our hands.
We still could probably take a shitty contract on that is it 1-2 seasons longer.
A lot of cap room opens up this offseason
And/Or, we can finally sign a top UFA or two... Lots of big names heading into UFA over the next 2 years
I agree with you in principal ,but our history with top UFAs is downright ugly . Although the flat salary cap might help
We're Mimi ugly but when we're one of a handful of teams with the ability to give out a nice contract... Hopefully beer goggles apply to this scenario
The only way he’s signing for longer at anything like that AAV is if his agent is incompetent. Its a great deal for both parties as it gives Roy a chance to cash in whilst the Kings get one or two prime years. He’d also be a perfectly good trade piece once he gets to that final year once someone like Faber gets close. It’s a win-win.
I can attest he has one leg, if you know what I mean.
Walker is extemely underrated on these boards. He is a top 4 defenseman. He's got speed and he makes the right decision with the puck.
He looked like a potential top 4 last year but I feels he’s taken a step back this season. Right now he is not a top 4 on a play-off team and whilst I like him I don’t think there’s a spot here for him in 3 years time, not unless he finds his form of last season and quickly builds on it.
Pair anyone with a MCD they look worse.
Walker is above team averages without MacD, far below with him
Walker without Macdermid: ~188 minutes, slightly harder zone starts, 0.60 CF%rel, -6.27 GF%rel, 1.92 GF/60, 2.87 GA/60
Walker attached to MacDermid: ~118 minutes, slightly safer zones, -5.22 CF%rel, -12.67 GF%rel, 2.55 GF/60, 5.11 GA/60
He hasn't been as good this year as last year, but he also didn't get his face blown up last year and the MacDermid effect is awful.
IMO he's a good Alec Martinez type--a GREAT #5, a GOOD 2nd pairing guy, can matinee on the top pairing if needed.
Long Legged Lenore, is that you?
Maata plays great with Walker. in fact anyone but McD does
Maatta/Walker are a fascinating pair... like Muzzin/Martinez a few years ago
Great "possession stats"
Among pairs with 100 minutes played
16th overall in CF% (56.63%) 1st on the Kings
20th in xGF% (58.34%) 1st on Kings
just a 39% Offensive Zone start
Scary "actual stats" (goals allowed)
Worst on the Kings in GF% 13th worst in the NHL
2nd worst on LAK GA/60 8th worst in the NHL
Walker/MacD are actually the worst in GA/60 on the Kings and 3rd worst in the NHL
The PDO for the Maatta/Walker combo is loowwwwww. Part of that is a low shooting% but they also have a bad on ice save% so I'm assuming risky turnovers that wind up instantly in the back of the net are driving some of those numbers.
Fancy stats ain't everything as it turns out... but they aren't nothing either.
Maatta and Strand seemed to do well in their limited sample size together.
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