This comes from a source I trust, one that has nailed each fact he has brought to me. I learned after the last word I received from someone other than said source that I can trust only him. Because he is right. Every damn time so far. Got that? Good.

Now, here is the word. Relax about Drew Doughty. There is no signature yet but there is a deal in place. It’s awaiting signature. It may not be announced immediately. There are reasons for that. Just know that, as of 10:04pm this evening, I have heard Drew Doughty will be a Los Angeles King. I don’t have the details and, even if I did, I would not post them until it was official. But seriously, was there ever any doubt?

Deep breath.

So, this Nashville thing is pretty interest, eh? They don’t make the qualifying offer on time and a nice list of RFAs may become UFAs. It’s headed to arbitration. Some good names on that list? Perhaps. Look at that list carefully – Sergei Kostitsyn, Nick Spaling, Matt Halischuk, Chris Mueller, Andreas Thuresson, Linus Klasen and Cal O’Reilly. Anyone on that list the LA Kings may want? Any other Predator we may want? I am asking questions, not making statements. I’ll let that one percolate.

Lots of things happening.

I may be a little slow on the trigger finger the next few days as I will be distracted by sandy beaches and ocean waves but the moment I am behind a computer and hear something worth sharing, I will do so…because sharing is caring. GO KINGS!