Kings add Handzus, Nagy

Ladislav Nagy and Michal Handzus are on board with multi-year contracts. Both are listed as wingers but I believe Handzus also plays center.

From TSN.ca:

The 28-year-old Nagy played in 80 regular season games in 2006-07, posting 12 goals and 55 points. Nagy began the season with the Phoenix Coyotes, playing in 55 games before being traded to the Dallas Stars at the trade deadline.

Nagy was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 1997 entry draft. After two seasons in St. Louis, he was traded to Phoenix in 2001 with Handzus, Jeff Taffe and a first round pick in the 2001 draft for Keith Tkachuk.

Nagy has played in 397 regular season games over his six-year career, posting 106 goals and 285 points.

The 30-year-old Handzus suffered a knee injury after just eight games last season and did not play again. He had three goals and five assists.

In 517 career NHL games with the Blackhawks, Flyers, Coyotes and Blues, Handzus has totals of 115 goals, 185 assists and a +51 rating.

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  • volcanix92

    We gotta put some money somewhere I guess. These don’t really seem like builders but I keep hearing these to be long term deals, so we’ll see.

    Rich, do you have any sort of feeling on what the kings are planning to do with lubomir? Was he on the diagram Lombardi drew a while back?

  • Goallum

    Well, looks like they are definitely trying to sweeten the pie for Lubo to stay here long term. That’s the only explanation I have for Nagy, who doesn’t strike me as a Lombardi type of a player.

    Handzus is a very logical choice once Drury is off the market. We needed a good two-way center, and there was that Philly connection to help make it happen.

  • cbgb

    so they’ll sign an oft injured 30 year old to a multi-year deal and a malcontent that even Gretzky couldn’t stand and they don’t want Drury for 7 million.

    Hmmmm.

    Guess its better than nothing.

  • Greg33

    What about Peca?

  • Derek

    Agree with Goallum. Handzus seems logical, but Nagy doesn’t seem to fit.

    Boy if people thing Frolov takes too many nights off wait until they see Nagy….

  • http://razzilla.multiply.com Ludwig

    When I saw that Hadndzus had a knee injury that kept him out most of last season sort of brought up a few red flags for me… I’m only hoping he’s 100% by the time training camp opens…

  • Dave

    A little surprised that Handzus gets a big multi-year deal out of DL. Guess his knee checked out fine. I like both signings, makes up for yesterday.

  • Aaron

    Kings sign a good two-way center coming off of a knee injury.

    Where have I heard this before? Hopefully Lubo is happy with this move.

  • PUCKBOY25

    Rich, what about an extension for Lubo ?????

    Please ask Dean …..

  • dbushik

    Yeah, Hadzus sounds exactly like the kind of signning the Kings have made in recent history. From TSN:

    “The 30-year-old Handzus suffered a knee injury after just eight games last season and did not play again.”

    Cool. Just like Cloutier and Sopel and Bure and McAuley and…

    Find a guy who you’re not sure is recovered from injury and give him a contract! It can’t fail!

    But seriously, I do like the Handzus signning. Really. He is big and good in both ends. He can play with talented guys even if he isn’t considered a big offensive threat on his lonesome (like say Rucchin used to do).

    Nagy is kind of out there for me though. I mean, if he weren’t so questionable in terms of work ethic, you could define him as a builder with his talent and fairly young age. But character and motivation, along with stupid penalties, have always been the knocks on this guy. Didn’t seem like a Lombardi kind of guy.

    Well, I geuss I’ll wait to hear terms for more opinion on this…

  • Goallum

    I hope Deano is not trying to put together a package in an attempt to trade for Keith Tkachuk. :)

  • dbushik

    Hey, Ricci played for both the Sharks and the Dogs in the past. Think DL can lure him out of retirement? :)

  • Aaron

    Looks like Kyle Calder now too…

  • Mike O

    Whats the status of Stuart and why arent we using our money to sign him??

  • Ron

    Looks like we also signed Kyle Calder. SWEET

  • Mark

    According to TSN UFA tracker:
    “The Anaheim Ducks have signed forward Todd Bertuzzi to a two-year contract”.

    With a bad back and worse reputation, he couldn’t have been too expensive? I wouldn’t want to see him in a Kings uniform but don’t lie the idea that he’ll be right down the 5 fwy either.

  • Tim

    A lot of slings about the injury situation with Handzus (understandable given the Deader, Allison situation in the past) but the Ducks took a similar gamble on Teemu coming off a horrible season in Co. where he barely played (and wasn’t effective when he did) and that certainly paid off in spades. Admittedly Teemu got an extra year to recover with the lock out. The hope has got to be with these two guys having 50+ point history and adding them to our current mix that we’ll be this year’s buffalo, a good mix of lines rolling over, all of which create scoring threats.

  • GUILLERMO

    WAY TO GO DL. I LIKE THE SIGNINGS SO FAR. I THINK IF WE CAN ADD ANOTHER STRONG FORWARD OR DMAN KINGS WILL BE IN GREAT SHAPE. I THINK THE TEAM IS A LOT BETTER THAN THE ONE FROM LAST YEAR JUST FROM THE ADDITION OF THIS PLAYERS. LETS GET LUBO,CAMMY SIGNED…….HEY IF WE STILL HAVE CAP SPACE LETS TRY TO GO FOR FORSBERG? THERE IS A THOUGHT

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