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Slava Voynov close to new deal with Kings

Jun 16, 2013, 12:53 PM EDT

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Kings defenseman Slava Voynov is getting set to cash in on his breakout season.

The 23 year-old blue liner is set to become a restricted free agent in a few weeks but L.A. general manager Dean Lombardi is trying to make sure he stays in Southern California for a little while longer.

According to R-Sport in Russia (via Jon Rosen at L.A. Kings Insider), Voynov is close to a new deal with the Kings. Voynov’s agent, Alexander Tyzhnykh, relays the details.

“Slava is in contract talks with Los Angeles and we should come to an agreement in the very near future,” said Tyzhnykh, suggesting Voynov will not sign with his hometown Traktor Chelyabinsk, which offered him a deal to return to Russia earlier this week.

Ah yes, the ever-present threat of going to the KHL.

Considering Voynov had a career-high 25 points (6 goals, 19 assists) in a shortened season this year and then scored six more goals and 13 points in the playoffs, he’s got a healthy payday coming from either league. Rosen suggests Voynov could make anywhere between $3.5 million and $5 million per season on a new deal.

  1. blomfeld - Jun 16, 2013 at 1:48 PM

    WILL THE 2013-14 LA KINGS = THE 1970′s MONTREAL CANADIENS ?

    As an ardent and values-driven fan of the current reigning Stanley Cup Champion Los Angeles Kings, this imminent signing of Voynov is absolute ‘music’ to my ears ! Slava’s ‘upbeat & offensive’ style of play is exactly indicative of the new direction which we Kings will now be heading as we go into next season. Getting bogged down in that mindless ‘smash & crash’ crap with the Blues and Sharks damaged us badly, which in turn ultimately lead to our demise against the Black Hawks. So while we’ll always be a ‘physical’ team no doubt , I can clearly see the genesis of a new King’s battle plan now forming, which heralds speed and ‘lethal’ scoring above all else …

    GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :)

  2. LampyB - Jun 16, 2013 at 2:09 PM

    Simmer down there buddy, he’s not even signed yet. Lay off the ecstasy it’s frying your brain.

    • blomfeld - Jun 16, 2013 at 2:35 PM

      “Tiger one to Tiger two … blow that piece of junk off the bridge!”

      Listen there pal … the only thing that’s going to be ‘simmering’ around here is you and the rest of the league after we’ve ‘torched’ the lot of you in 2014 !

      GO KINGS GO !!! … TODAY, TOMORROW AND FOREVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Windmiller4 - Jun 16, 2013 at 3:50 PM

        Quit acting like a grade A jackass. You’re an embarrassment to the Kings and Kings fan alike

      • blomfeld - Jun 16, 2013 at 7:56 PM

        go away you loser and take your various pathetic handles with you !

        ps: how is a loser like you still even here ? … weren’t you banned back in January ?

      • Windmiller4 - Jun 16, 2013 at 10:10 PM

        Various handles? Don’t really know what you’re talking about there. Calling me a loser shows your stubbornness in your childish ways, and as for bans, they don’t do that for calling someone out on a perfectly reasonable fact. How many times did you hit refresh to give yourself those thumbs up there chief? You’re a disgrace to Kings fans. Now beat it

      • blomfeld - Jun 16, 2013 at 11:52 PM

        please do us all a favor and just go away you pathetic flotsam …

  3. kingsforever - Jun 16, 2013 at 2:10 PM

    lol “career high”.

    This was his first full season, and it wasn’t even an 82 game season.

  4. jacketsfan7 - Jun 16, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    He’s a great defensive player with an offensive touch , very underrated

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