Christian Ehrhoff

LA Kings Sign Christian Ehrhoff

On Sunday afternoon, the Los Angeles Kings announced that they have signed veteran defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year deal. Ehrhoff, 33, had three goals and 11 assists in 49 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Blackhawks were rumored to have had interest in Ehrhoff earlier this summer.

24 thoughts on “LA Kings Sign Christian Ehrhoff

  1. Wonder what happens when Voynov is allowed back and the Richards termination is overturned as far as their cap situation. Not to mention resigning Kopitar.

  2. Ernie-that is an interesting scenario..the Players Union could well win the grievamce, on pretty thin grounds with getting rid of Richards so quickly. Then Voynov situation..the league suspended him so who knows when he comes back, its up to Bettman I supoose. They would have to give LA a period of time to get under the cap or else they would be in violation Very interesting.

  3. Another guy that, while flawed, would still be an asset worth having at $1.5M for 1 year. But … the Hawks are in limbo until either Bickell is traded or the Kane situation is known.

    … remember back when the Hawks won the Cup … yeah, that was awesome :)

  4. Yes we did win the Cup…boy the air sure went out of that balloon, for us anyway. The saying is “may you live in interesting times” ..well from now to opening night are sure going to be interesting times.

  5. Ehrhoff was a good player, hes been banged up recently so im not sure what he can still bring to the table. On paper he makes them better.

    Im not sure what to make of La these days or these Hawks either. Until im shown otherwise the Kings, Ducks and Hawks are all contenders out west.

  6. The past few weeks have been historically weird for Hawks fans. We remain in Kane limbo. The wheels have ground to a halt with all things Hawks until this gets some clarity. I am amazed nothing has surfaced with this story. It’s like a bad fart that just hangs in the air. I figured there would have been an announcement by now. I like to live by the notion of no news is good news, but the waiting has been excruciating with this Kane situation.

    Either way, the Hawks are still Cup Champs, and if one looks at the regular season schedule, it looks a bit easier travel wise on the team. That’s my positive spin this morning.

    Puck drop to begin the season really seems like a long way off, but it isn’t.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  7. @ PHIL,

    As many of the talking heads have been saying recently the conviction rate on these types of crimes are very low. The most recent noise was 1st from the victims camp saying she only went to Kane’s home because of her friend. The Response out of Kane’s camp was she was the one that wanted to go.

    Clearly both sides digging in for a long fight. The Blackhawks will be camping in about 3 weeks, and I don’t expect anything to be “done” by then.

    I am surprised that criminal charges haven’t been filed. The longer those charges take to be filed the less likely I feel this turns into a criminal case. I have a feeling Kane will end up settling out of court. That’s just me making a statement based on trends w these types of cases and my non professional opinion.

  8. Season is 7 weeks away or so. Pre season in a month. Something should pop soon salary out to sign Kooga wise at a minimum.

    Pretty crappy that this is another year of issues with the cap up to the last hour.

  9. Phil- “a bad fart that hangs in air”… are you talking about Bickell or Patrick Kame???

    SSHM- nice link… so if I read that right… She has a year to file the Civil suit…
    that is when/why Kane’s lawyers will get their chance to Pay her to go away…

    That is interesting- that was my biggest question- how/when can Kane’s camp “bribe” her to shut up- and the timing of it… we will still never know what really happened… regardless… this could get very expensive for Kane!!!

  10. Unless something breaks in the next 3 weeks w Kane i believe he will be in camp, which seemed very unlikely when this story broke. I dont think the Hawks will suspend him if nothing criminal gets filed.

  11. Wall, I was primarily referring to Kane of course, but Bicks is staying and will hopefully climb out of the funk that was last year. I always thought Bickell had some injury issues especially as playoffs progressed. He was a physical force through the Ducks series and then he just went away. I thought maybe some knee problems, but of course that is just speculation on my part. I have to believe he will be a better player for the Hawks than last year, but that bar was set pretty low.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  12. Phil, I thought heard one of the announcers say that Bickell suffered with vertigo from a hit in game 7. I believe I heard it during one of the finals broadcasts. If that was the case, I can’t blame him for not being too physical.

  13. Open Question:

    Who, truly, gives a flying rat’s ass about the logo/branding on the stadium in a video game? Really? Is it that much of a deal breaker that the Blackhawks play in “Chicago” and not “United Center” on a video game?

  14. Tab… Interesting that Bickell says his teeth caused his issue. I was jokingly saying in a prior post that since Bicks got his new teeth, he seemed to have taken a step backwards… and seemed more tentative…

    I still think this was one of the dumbest signings of the Stan Bowman era… Bickell is overpaid and should be dealt, the problem is, who is going to take him?

    Also, on the Patrick Kane front… The circus continues… Not sure the Blackhawks organization will want this (Patrick Kane’s continued off-ice dumb mistakes) going forward… Even if he gets off scot-free, will they deal him in order to improve their tarnished image?

  15. @Junkie

    I look at Kane, Voynov, and many others in the same light. Does their on ice talent outweight their off ice distractions. Kane is an amazing talent. Outside of a criminal conviction he will be playing hockey. Voynov is now convicted but I still feel like the Kings will stick by their guy.

    With that being said I cant see the Hawks giving up on a player w the talent of Kane. I also cant see another team making the Hawks a deal for Kane that would be acceptable.

    Unless the Hawks want to deal Kane at his lowest possible value i dont see him going anywhere. They to will stick by their guy

  16. Giordano just re-signed for $6.75M AAV – good news for keeping Seabrook at a reasonable number.

  17. SSHM- Kane is a generational talent… but the reason to move him is???

    This could go on for ??? 6 months? 1 year? 1 1/2??? would the hawks Play him while a charge/trial is brought in to play… and IF case is made… that puts Hawks in Limbo w/o Kane (assuming they suspend him- till case is resolved)… of course maybe they just go on as if he were Kobe Bryant…

    who knows- but anything can happen!!! which is why The Hawks FO- might just be tired of “anything is possible w/ 88”- on ice and off ice!!!

  18. The reason to move him is that he has tarnished the image of both the NHL and the Black Hawks organization in particular. His dumb ass mistakes just keep piling up and obviously he prioritizes having a good time over being a responsible adult and good role model. Personally I have lost interest in the Hawks since this incident and have no desire to see him in an Indian Head uniform. I’d rather watch a bad team than watch a good team with him on it. My two cents but I would guess I’m not the only person who feels this way.

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