VIDEO: Justin Williams on Contract Extension

In a move that may not generate as much press today as the Dustin Penner trade – yet is actually a much more important deal for the team – Justin Williams signed a four-year $14.6-million contract extension late last night.
He would have been an unrestricted free agent this summer, which looks to be rather thin [...]

Welcome to LA – 10 Tidbits on Dustin Penner

Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi paid a steep price today to acquire the player he needed.
Or did he?
In Dustin Penner he got a 29-year old left wing who’s under contract for one more year and brings plenty of size, at 6’4″ 250 lbs.
The deal was Penner for Colten Teubert (a former first round pick), the Kings [...]

Two Players Away From Perfect Line Combiinations

Stress level among Kings fans is nearing an all-time high today.
Will they, won’t they, who goes, who stays…
How about a slightly humorous look at something to lighten the mood for just a second.
Much has been made of coach Terry Murray’s Rubik’s Cube like changes to the line combinations.
Yet, the Kings may just be two players away [...]

WWFD: What Would The Flyers Do?

It’s just too easy to compare the Kings to the Flyers.
The connections are deep – from General Manager Dean Lombardi to Assistant GM Ron Hextall to coach Terry Murray to assistant coach John Stevens.  On the ice, there’s also Michal Handzus and Justin Williams.
So, when trying to figure out what Trade Deadline Day might bring [...]

LA Kings: The Kids Are All Right – Or Are They?

The big question in Los Angeles on Trade Deadline Day 2011 is do the Kings have the right mix of players to make a legitimate run at the Stanley Cup this season?
In net, they’re set. Jonathan Quick is proving to be an elite goalie. So, check that off your list.
On defense, their top-four defensemen are [...]

Dean Lombardi in The King’s Speech

Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi probably isn’t getting much sleep these days.
With the NHL Trade Deadline looming tomorrow afternoon tough decisions must be made. He has to worry about his current players, future players and even how some players on other teams might fight in with the club he’s assembled this season.
During intermission yesterday [...]

Kopitar, Doughty Power the Kings Past Avalance

Here are a few post-game notes following the Kings 4-3 win over the Colorado Avalanche earlier this afternoon…
* Weather fanatics get Storm Watch, Kings fans were on Richie Watch with Colorado in town. Of course he was going to the top line. What did you expect? Richardson finished the night with one assist, no goals.
* [...]

Agent Pat Brisson on NHLPA Meeting w/ Donald Fehr

Some may call him the agent to the stars.
Pat Brisson represents some of the biggest names in hockey – past, present and future. Just a small list of clients he’s worked with includes Luc Robitaille, Mario Lemieux, Sidney Crosby, Patrick Kane, Matt Duchene and Anze Kopitar.
Although he was was a pretty good junior hockey player [...]

Agent Scott Norton on NHLPA Meeting w/ Donald Fehr

As reported yesterday afternoon, new NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr was in town to meet with a small group of agents.
We heard Fehr’s thought on the discussions in an exclusive interview here.
Below, Scott Norton (Norton Sports Management), who reps the Kings’ Dustin Brown, provides detailed commentary on the overall meeting, the major issue debated and [...]

RECAP: LA Kings dman Rob Scuderi on NHL Live

Veteran Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi joined the guys on NHL Live radio earlier this morning.
Among the topics were trade rumors and the play of Jack Johnson. Below are the key highlights…
[as always, these are near quotes - some information has been paraphrased]
Q: Being from the greater New York area, how many tickets did you [...]