Contract update

The Kings will most likely announce a new contract for Teddy Purcell soon. The fact that today is Friday could complicate the final stages of contract approval, etc. Talks with Jack Johnson’s agent have also been going well but seem to be headed toward a short-term deal, which would be interesting. I’m not sure if either of those will get finalized today.

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  • Paul from Oxnard

    So I guess that means there won’t be an announcement on a 2 year deal for Jack Johnson today? Shocked! :D

  • Aaron

    I hope the Alexander Frolov contract negotiations get put on the “front burner” soon. Would like to see an extension signed so the Kings best winger’s name can put in permanent marker in the lineup instead of “penciled in.”

  • Dominic Lavoie

    But CBGB said Johnson already signed a 2 year deal?!

  • luke20

    Luc confirmed it Weds night as well. 2 year deal for Johnson

  • nykingfan

    I’m not surprised that JJ’s deal would be short term.
    It makes sense for both parties.
    With the uncertainty over the CBA in the coming years, nobody knows what the long term landscape will look like.

  • LBlocal

    It’s not news until Hammond reports it.

    And, someone please remind Luc, “Loose lips sink ships!”

  • mrbrett7

    If it is indeed a 2 year deal, that makes great sense for both parties.

    Gives Jack a chance to proove himself, first of all. Gives the Kings flexibility if need be.

    And, as NYkings fan pointed out, I don’t think anyone really realizes that we may have another war coming when this CBA is up.

  • Ciccarelli

    From Twitter

    LAKingsHockey

    At 11am, LAKings.com will have an important player-related announcement!

    JJ or Ted Purcell?

  • jet

    nykings — you make an excellent point, but I would have thought JJ would have pressured for a little more security. Pronger and Nash sure seemed to be in a hurry to grab one of the last big pieces of pie. But, I am glad he has signed. I hope he has a healthy year.

  • Ciccarelli

    LAKingsHockey

    The #Kings have signed Jack Johnsondetails to come shortly at LAKings.com

  • Ciccarelli
  • LBlocal

    YES. DONE DEAL.

    GO KINGS!

  • SportsFan

    Good call Ciccarelli. Just announced on lakings.com

    JJ signs 2 year deal.

  • Quisp

    No numbers announced. I wonder what they are. I recall I previously thought it would be around $2.75-3, and you guys (I forget who, really) talked me down to $2.25.

  • 54FIGHTING

    It’s been posted on other sites as 2 years for 2.8 total or 1.4 mil/yr cap hit. Excellent signing by the KINGS. I also thought he would sign for what you posted Quisp.