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Kings sign Greene to four-year contract extension

Jun 24, 2014, 11:33 PM EDT

Matt Greene #2 of the Los Angeles Kings holds up the Stanley Cup after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils 6-1 to win the Stanley Cup series 4-2 in Game Six of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
(June 10, 2012 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America) Getty Images

Matt Greene didn’t win an NHL award on Tuesday. But he’s coming off another Stanley Cup championship and has just signed a four-year contract extension with the L.A. Kings.

According to, the deal comes with a $2.5 million cap hit, although the details are not fully confirmed yet.

Greene appeared in 20 playoff games for the Kings, recording four assists. He was also named the team’s Most Inspirational Player, named in honor of the late Ace Bailey, at the conclusion of the regular season.

He endured injuries again this season, one of them believed to be an upper-body injury. He was also evaluated for a concussion in January, and was in and out of the lineup through the end of the season and first round of the playoffs.

The Kings and Greene had been closing in on a new contract, with the rugged defenseman headed for unrestricted free agency this summer. He is coming off a five-year, $14.75 million deal.

  1. lowenni - Jun 24, 2014 at 11:47 PM

    Pretty good cap hit, but in four years I see his foot speed being a serious issue. He already is pretty slow, and four years from now with the NHL getting faster and faster speed becomes an important part of a player’s resume. That being said, I also don’t see Greene still being with the team four years from now. For the next two years this is a solid deal.

  2. blomfeld - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:38 AM

    “he’s coming off another Stanley Cup championship and he was also named the team’s Most Inspirational Player, named in honor of the late Ace Bailey, at the conclusion of the regular season” … comrade Tucker


    The good Lord sure does act in mysterious ways eh ? I mean seriously man, talk about ‘irony’ with a little zinc and lead added just for kicks ! Here on the evening of the also-ran’s ‘ersatz’ awards in the world’s most phony and evil city, we SC Champion LA Kings are hard at work shoring up our ‘glorious’ ranks and guaranteeing ‘supreme’ victory for many years to come ! You just gotta love it man ! Anyway, LOL regarding these ‘pathetic’ statements from people like Loweni saying that Greene ‘won’t be around’ in four year’s time, etc. The fact is that Loweni and his ‘weak-kneed’ ilk would be well advised to worry about their own ‘sorry-assed’ selves instead, trust me. High ranking ‘friends of mine’ at NBC have recently indicated to me that in terms of ‘parasitic’ trolls like Loweni and company, things are now ‘going to happen’ here at PHT in ‘no’ uncertain terms !

    GO GREENE !!!


  3. namriverrat69 - Jun 25, 2014 at 12:45 AM

    In response to Canadian Mr. Blomfeld’s attempt to dismantle me personally in a response the other day by ignoring Canadian corruption while he continually tries to stir up strife and discontent in my country by rehashing old President Bush clips showing his potential shortcomings. Bush has been out of office almost 6 years man. Give it a rest and move on.

    Then he tried to impress me with his girlfriend whose translated name means Chinese broccoli. I love Chinese broccoli which is also called Bok Choy. Blomfeld said:
    And I won’t even dare to tell you what my ‘romantic’ friend Gai Lan said about you after reading the same ! … (ie: she’s a sexy ‘high-powered’ executive who works for a ‘major’ international concern from the PRC). This is helping people receive Personal Resident Cards working with immigrants. That is the PRC I found if you were trying to impress me again with her company. Nobody here cares what your broccoli girl friend does. Were you trying to impress anyone? Didn’t think so.

    I am supposed to be impressed you claim to have a sexy girlfriend named Chinese broccoli who helps people obtain Personal Resident Cards in Canada. Whhoooooo. I’m getting goose bumps. Good try. Please stick to current events and stop trying to stir up trouble in my country with all your Bush crap. I served 2 ½ years in Vietnam and love my country with all my heart. It is irritating when foreigners criticize my country. I respect all my presidents and disdain things they do I don’t agree with – President Bush included. Americans already know the information you bombard us with in your videos. We are tired of being reminded by a Canadian. We deal with it every day. I love and respect my current President Obama. I don’t agree with everything he does but he is my president and represents me not you or other Canadians. Talk hockey all you want but leave our national politics out of things please.

    • phtjoey - Jun 25, 2014 at 10:17 AM

      I gather you don’t watch Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show”. He does exactly what you’re tired of, and he’s not a Canadian. Besides! What difference does it make what our nationality is? We’re first and foremost citizens of earth, and are entitled to express our opinions regardless of we are from.

      • patthehockeyfan - Jun 25, 2014 at 10:48 AM

        Not sure why you’re jumping to blomfeld’s defense, joey. Then again, maybe it’s apparent.

        One would think / hope that commenters would keep their comments here on PHT to ice hockey. Blomfeld chose to politicize these boards with his many criticisms of the U.S. president(s) and government. Namriverrat69 responded.

        Why don’t you just stay out of it?

      • blomfeld - Jun 25, 2014 at 11:33 PM

        Patricia …
        certain people here said ‘FU’ Obama and certain people like ‘you’ and Namriverrat69 said absolutely nothing ! … so I guess it turns out that sometimes ‘silence’ does speak louder than words eh ?

  4. namriverrat69 - Jun 25, 2014 at 1:02 AM

    As if you know high ranking people at NBC, even if you did it would be low handed to sick them on people you don’t like. How fair is that? You don’t like what they have to say so you silence them. It doesn’t get more open minded than that. Good Job Canadian citizen attacking American citizens you disagree with. With you, a Canadian, treating Americans who diagree as enemies, it seems with your contacts we don’t stand a chance here. The beginning of the end of America as Canada and Blomfeld continue the work to destroy our country.

  5. blomfeld - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:09 AM

    *** somewhere on Hermosa beach earlier tonight at sunset ***

    Comrade Bok Choy: seriously Blom, is this guy for real ?

    Comrade Blomfeld: it doesn’t matter baby … all that counts now is that ‘we’re’ the champions !


    “The German asparagus are fabulous” — George W. Bush, Meseberg, Germany, June 11, 2008

    Friend, thus far I’ve tried to engage you in the spirit of ‘fun & good times’ and yet you continue to counter-attack with venom & insult ? … what’s wrong with you and what ailment do you suffer from ? Regardless, in terms of this anti-American label which you’re trying so hard to affix me to, well here’s a news flash for you pal … just ‘shove it’ man as the USA is my ‘favorite’ country of all in the whole wide world ! Yes sir ! In fact, most of my ‘best’ friends are Americans, I always feel ‘at home’ whenever I’m stateside and did I mention that I love Elvis, the constitution, horses and the LA Kings ? Besides, nothing makes me happier than spending a ‘warm’ summer day at a local county fair, where I can relax with my American friends and shoot the breeze, so to speak. The bottom line Nam is that you had better start ‘taking it easy’ here , lest you impel me to mobilize certain ‘special action’ units here at NBC information systems.

    ps: did you serve in a ‘combat’ capacity in Nam or just auxiliary support ?

    “Amigo! Amigo!” — George W. Bush, calling out to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Spanish at the G-8 Summit, Rusutsu, Japan, July 10, 2008

    executive summary: back off Nam, seriously !

  6. blomfeld - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:22 AM

    “I love and respect my current President Obama” …

    Yeah ? … well you sure seem to be changing your tune now eh ? :)

    fact: Obama drew ‘more’ patrons to his 2008 Berlin speech than Adolf Hitler could ever muster !

  7. blomfeld - Jun 25, 2014 at 2:32 AM

    *** special video selection for comrade Namriverrat69 c/o comrade Bok Choy *** :)

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

  8. phtjoey - Jun 25, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Surprising that they gave him a 4 year extension. He’s effective, but very slow by today’s standards.

  9. namriverrat69 - Jun 25, 2014 at 7:11 PM

    Mr. Blomfeld – the point I tried to make with you is moot. I believe comments on this site should be about sports but if it fulfills you to place political comments here go ahead. There will be no more responses from me. I wish you well and happiness. After all God didn’t place us here to be miserable.

    FYI – since you asked what capacity I served, “combat” or “auxiliary”, I served 2 years in combat as a river rat, a year in I Corps from Danang south to Chu Lai and further to Sa Huynh and north on the Perfume River to Tan My and the Imperial City of Hue and the Cua Viet River from Cua Viet to Dong Ha in the Quang Tri Province near the DMZ and a year in IV Corps in the delta on the Bassac River from Binh Thuy/Can Thoabout 60 miles south of Saigon to Tan Chau about 3-5 miles or so from Cambodian border. I made a WESTPAC cruise on a destoyer sandwiched between my two combat tours. My mother died right at the end of my first tour on Cinco de Mayo. After sitting up all night at 8th Ariel Port in Danang it took 2 days to get home for her funeral, one 4 hour flight from Danang to Okinawa was on a cargo plane partially filled with pallets of silver coffins stacked 6 high and 6 wide with my dead brothers. Tied down like boxes of any normal cargo with no respect given to my brave brothers. No flags adorning them, just brown name tags on the ends of them with ID information. The funeral was the day before Mother’s Day on which my brother turned 15. May 16 my sister turned 13. My youngest brother was 10. Over the years many people from other countries who live here on visas have protested against the US. Being a vet I take that more personally than most – and the 60 guys in my PTSD group at the VA feel the same way. The war cost me a lot as do all wars to all our brave men and women. And not just the US, Canada too.

    If my attempt at humor offended Gai Lan I apologize. I had two R&Rs one for each tour to various places. I missed my first one to Bankok because my mom died a week before I was to go. Aside from the war my ship visited many ports throughout Asia and I fell in love with the various cultures. My ship spent two weeks in Hong Kong as Station Ship. It was the most beautiful and best city I visited and the two weeks there was an incredible experience that summer. I understand how names or words can mean different things in the same language. A Vietnamese word can mean 3 different things based on the pronunication and tone inflections.

    Be well Mr. Blomfeld. No hard feelings here. I hope there are no lasting ones on your end.

    • blomfeld - Jun 26, 2014 at 12:42 AM

      *** earlier tonight at a ‘quiet’ bar here in Vancouver BC ***

      Stransky: you know Blom, I told you that this Namriverrat69 was ‘good’ people …

      Blomfeld: I know, however he failed to offer ‘return fire’ when they dissed President Obama ?

      Meyer: oh come on Blom, you know that in ‘real’ life you and Nam would ‘bro buds’ eh ?

      Blomfeld: I know that man …

      Gai Lan: yeah, well whatever … why did that guy have to call me a vegetable ?

      Blomfeld: baby it’s okay … don’t worry about it …

      Gai Lan: okay, if you say so Blommy baby ? … tee hee hee ! :)


      ‘FU’ AL GORE !!!

      The bottom line Nam is that had this idiot not invented the internets, then ‘decent & values-driven’ guys like you and me wouldn’t even be having a ‘misunderstood’ exchange like this ! No sir ! In fact, you sound to me like a Grade-A person and I apologize if my attempts at ‘electronic’ humor here have been misinterpreted by your good self. By the way, thanks also for the accounting of your personal experiences in southeast Asia, as that made for some ‘seriously’ compelling reading, this only being a sports website notwithstanding. You know friend at the end of the day and after 55 years of ‘appreciative’ existence on this planet, my motto today is to simply care ‘not what your country can do for you, but rather, what can ‘you’ do for the betterment of your fellow man. regardless of his/her race, creed or color’ … It’s the way my friend and I believe you know this too … God speed and long live the LA Kings eh ? :)

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

      ** special video selection for Namriverrat69 c/o Blomfeld & Wo Fat Entertainment Systems **

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