As the Kings’ TV color analyst for the past few decades now, Jim Fox has seen the carousel of goaltenders the team has gone through at times. Although it had to be done, nearly everybody in the organization was sad to see Jonathan Bernier get dealt to Toronto. On the ice, his talents suggest he’s [...]
Jonathan Bernier is now a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and in return the Kings received ‘three assets’ – as Dean Lombardi would say – a second round pick in the 2014 or 15 draft, goaltender Ben Scrivens and forward Matt Frattin.
If you’ve been keeping up with your reading on MayorsManor, you already know [...]
Welcome back to summer school. This is Salary Cap 101, week two.
Please take copious notes, there will be a pop quiz later this week.
We pick things up following the trade that went down over the weekend between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Let’s begin with a few quick reminders – (a) when evaluating a [...]
You’d be hard pressed to find a negative article on new Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. He was a consummate professional during his time as a member of the Kings organization.
So it’s no surprise that as today wore on and the news of his departure from LA began to spread, several of his now-former teammates [...]
Yes, there’s still more from today’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi.
In addition to his previously posted thoughts on why Jon Bernier was dealt to Toronto, changes to Willie Mitchell’s health, talks with Dustin Penner’s agent, negotiations with Bud Holloway and a potential new contract for Rob Scuderi – what, that’s not enough for [...]
We already have comments from Dean Lombardi talking about Bud Holloway, Willie Mitchell, Dustin Penner and Rob Scuderi from today’s conference call up on the homepage. Now, let’s double back and take a look at how this all started – a trade that sent goaltender Jonathan Bernier to Toronto.
“Since last year,” Lombardi said, when asked how [...]
In a bit of a change from several recent answers, Kings GM Dean Lombardi was speaking more positively when asked about the future of Willie Mitchell during today’s conference call. Take a look…
“That’s added to the dilemma, right?” Lombardi said, referring to Mitchell’s $3.5 million contract that would be ‘freed up cap space’ should he [...]
It’s no real secret at this point, the LA Kings have major salary cap troubles this summer. As Kings GM Dean Lombardi pointed out earlier today though, finally pulling the trigger on the Jonathan Bernier trade has gone a long way towards determining what the team will be capable of doing to round out their [...]
We’ll have plenty more from this morning’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi next hour. However, one of the many questions addressed was the ongoing status of talks with left wing Bud Holloway.
The entire background story on Holloway, a 25-year old left wing who’s been in Europe the past two seasons, is up here.
More on the Jonathan Bernier trade to Toronto…
The basics of the deal – along with some highlights of Matt Frattin – were posted earlier today at this link.
Now, here’s some thoughts from Kings Assistant GM Ron Hextall:
We’ll have comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi up in about an hour.
Dean Lombardi – ‘Bernier [...]