It took a few days longer than expected, but in the end the
The deal came together hours before the Kings were to play a Saturday afternoon matinee against the
The Kopitar deal, as expected, is north of the extensions signed by the likes of
For Kopitar, the first four years of the contract extension feature a no-move clause, and the final four include a limited no-trade clause, according to a source familiar with the negotiations who was not authorized to comment.
The contract puts Kopitar in the upper echelon of league stars and allows the Kings to keep their
The Kings and Kopitar broke new ground for the franchise in the salary-cap era. Previously, the team’s biggest deal was goalie
In contrast, the Quick contract extension came together with uncommon speed as negotiations played out in a matter of weeks, not months, after the Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012.