Comments from Dustin Penner conference call – bye LA, hello Anaheim

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Tuesday afternoon the Anaheim Ducks held a conference call to introduce (or perhaps re-introduce) Dustin Penner, who they signed to a one-year deal earlier in the day. Here’s what he had to say…
– Opening comments: “I’m excited to have a chance to play with [Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry] again. I started my career here […]

OFFICIAL: LA Kings 2013 pre-season schedule

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Although it hasn’t been officially announced yet, the 2013-14 NHL regular season schedule is set to start around October 1. ALl teams will be playing a slightly condensed schedule to allow players to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia.
For now, you can start to plan your calendars by making note of these seven […]

EXCLUSIVE: Rob Blake will be named Asst GM in LA later this week

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The shocking news just continues to flow from Kings headquarters in El Segundo this week.
Fresh on the heels of Dean Lombardi’s long-time right-hand man, Ron Hextall, returning to the Flyers – on something he said was nothing more than following a ‘gut feeling’ – MayorsManor can now share the second piece… Rob Blake will be […]

Dustin Penner leaves, Dan Carcillo joins LA Kings

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A little sarcasm on this fine Tuesday… With the departure of Ron Hextall on Monday, Kings GM Dean Lombardi moved quickly to replace his Flyers quotient by adding left wing Daniel Carcillo on Tuesday.
[Happy now? Back to playing it straight for a few minutes.]
In Carcillo the Kings add a left wing (and a left shot) […]

AUDIO: Ron Hextall conference call, leaving LA for Flyers

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On Monday afternoon news broke that Ron Hextall would be leaving the Kings organization and rejoining the Philadelphia Flyers.  It’s essentially a lateral move, as he’ll be the Assistant GM there as well.  Regardless, a few hours later media were invited to ask him questions during a conference call, where he tried to help everybody make sense of […]

Monday morning Salary Cap review – Martinez in, who’s next?

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Nothing gets people excited like a little math on a Monday morning.
For about the past month or so we’ve been reviewing the Kings salary cap situation – which, as most of you know by now, is more complicated than the planning required for a Cirque du Soleil show.
As part of the new CBA agreed to […]

PHOTO GALLERY – SET 2: LA Kings 2013 DevCamp

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Last Friday featured a scrimmage between the more than two dozen prospects attending Kings Development Camp. For a full recap of the game – which featured a hat trick, a shootout and several standout performances – click here.
If you’d rather check out some photos from the event, Kasey Spatz (who’s work has been featured on […]

Peer Evaluations – Kings college prospects talk about each other

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Using a slight twist on our popular Word Association articles, where we have NHL players talk about their opponents, here we asked some of the Kings prospects who play college hockey to evaluate their peers.
Involved in the conversations were:
Jonny Brodzinski – forward, St. Cloud State University – fifth round pick in 2013
Nic Dowd – center, […]

PHOTO GALLERY: LA Kings 2013 DevCamp Scrimmage

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The Kings wrapped up their 2013 Development Camp on Friday with a scrimmage at Toyota Sports Center. We had live coverage throughout the game at this link here. Click over if you want to see who scored, which prospects were on each team and our three starts of the event.
Now, how about a little visual […]

DevCamp: Thoughts from the blueline – Nick Ebert and Derek Forbort

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Just clearing out the notebook here with a collection of thoughts from two opposite ends of the blueline being patrolled by Kings prospects – Derek Forbort was the team’s first round pick in 2010, while Nick Ebert was the overall last player selected at the 2012 NHL Draft.
Here’s a few nuggets from each guy…
– Ebert on […]