October 19th, 2012, 11:51 AM #1
Dwight King signs with Monarchs
Dwight King a Monarch
So did King not sign his qualifying offer and that is why he signs this AHL contract so he can play now? If he had signed his qualifying offer wouldn't he have been in the same situation to be sent down as Nolan?
Edit: In thinking about it further I realized that since it would no longer be an entry level contract he would have to go through waivers if he had signed the qualifying offer. Perhaps someone knows if that is correct? Pretty good thinking to delay signing and be able to do this.
Last edited by 24diving; October 19th, 2012 at 09:46 PM.
October 19th, 2012, 12:19 PM #2
I saw this and wondered about all these things too. Too bad Rich Hammond isn't still around to provide some clarity. Glad he's playing within the organization and not somewhere in Europe!
October 19th, 2012, 12:46 PM #3
The Monarchs have way too many players. Even before this, they've been healthy-scratching 3-4 guys. I hope someone gets sent to Ontario to clear some room...
October 19th, 2012, 12:59 PM #4
Me too. Would be nice to see some prospects locally.
Originally Posted by Yog S'loth
October 19th, 2012, 01:32 PM #5
Well, I want him to play hockey instead of just sitting around. Some of what he did during the playoffs was amazing and we need to develop him. He has it in him to be a force.
October 19th, 2012, 03:44 PM #6
Agreed. I know this probably doesn't sound flattering, but could King turn into a more defensively responsible Todd Bertuzzi type player? Would be nice...
Originally Posted by orpheus
October 19th, 2012, 04:08 PM #7
I'm not sure he has the hands but that would be nice.
Originally Posted by BDTR
October 19th, 2012, 04:41 PM #8
You know what, I am thinking something like Penner in his Prime.
October 20th, 2012, 12:05 AM #9
October 20th, 2012, 09:38 AM #10
It's not based on whether it's an entry-level contract or not, but the number of years since signing your first pro contract and then the number of games played since then that determines waiver eligibility. Kings is over those limits so if he had been signed to a contract (one *or* two-way) he'd have to go through waivers before he could be assigned to Manchester.
Originally Posted by 24diving
A player with a professional contract is always said to be "assigned to the AHL" as in they're being loaned by the NHL club to an AHL team. By agreeing with the Monarchs directly he avoided having to be "assigned" by the Kings to Manchester because he's now in a playing agreement with Manchester itself and not the Kings. So once (if) the season starts the Kings would need to sign Dwight King to a contract with them since he's technically a property of the Manchester Monarchs now and not officially a Los Angeles Kings player.
I believe baseball has something similar when they talk about players having their minor league contracts purchased by a professional level team.