NHL Draft: Kings Select Erik Cernak in Second-Round

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With their first pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, No. 43rd overall, the Los Angeles Kings selected 6-fot-4 defenseman Erik Cernak from Slovakia.
The right shot defender was part of his native country’s World Junior team at the past two tournaments, earning a bronze medal in 2015, as well as playing for HC Kosice most […]

Milan Lucic – ‘Kings Are Stanley Cup Contenders Next Season’

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Following the Kings trade for Milan Lucic earlier this afternoon, the former Boston Bruin forward spoke with the media via conference call and shared the following:
On his feelings being traded away from Boston:
“It was definitely an emotional call. I could sense it his (Sweeney) voice that it was an emotional call for him and even […]

Lombardi – ‘Without Toffoli Signing, Couldn’t Have Made This Trade’

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More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi regarding today’s trade for left wing Milan Lucic…
On acquiring a player who only has one year left on his contract:
“I think, given the fit, it made sense to push the envelope. We were able to pull this off – and we need a backup goalie now and we’ll probably […]

Lombardi on Lucic Trade – ‘We gave up quite a bit; right fit though’

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We will have a lot more content up soon from this afternoon’s conference call with newly acquirred Kings forward Milan Lucic and GM Dean Lombardi. To get started, here is the first part of the call with Lombardi…
On how long he was looking at this trade and/or working on it:
“I enquired about him at the […]

Kings Trade Trio of Assets for Bruins’ Milan Lucic

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If you simply looked up the top level particulars on Milan Lucic, you would assume he’s custom-built for the L.A. Kings organization. Standing 6-foot-4, the bruising left wing has spent his entire eight-year career playing in the rough and tumble town of Boston. With 342 points (139 goals, 203 assists) in 566 regular season games, […]

LA Kings 2015 NHL Draft Predictions

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What will the Los Angeles Kings do at the NHL Draft this weekend? That’s the question being asked repeatedly of late. If you’ve listened to several of the radio spots we’ve done over the past few weeks, you very likely picked up on the key fact we’ve heard multiple times from our sources within the management […]

Kopitar and Doughty Have Earned Bonuses, Awards May Follow Tonight

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Right after actor Colin Hanks presents the Ted Lindsay Award (most outstanding player as voted by the players) to Jamie Benn, Alex Ovechkin, or Carey Price at tonight’s NHL Awards, the Los Angeles Kings could see a pair of their players win back-to-back awards. The second and third awards to be handed out will be […]

TRADE REVISITED: Mike Richards for Simmonds and Schenn

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The following article was originally posted on MayorsManor in October 2011. Since then, the Kings have won two Stanley Cups. In honor of the four year anniversary of the Mike Richards trade, we take a look back once again…
In the 40-plus year history of the Los Angeles Kings franchise, there have been some pretty big […]

UPDATE: Mike Richards on Waivers; Buyout Next?

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By now, nearly everybody knows there is much more to the story. His play has declined over the past few seasons – or at least his production has – and he simply isn’t cap-friendly enough for the Kings to hold on to at this point, with a contract that has five years remaining at $5.75M per. GM […]

Kings and Mike Reilly May Have Hit a Serious Snag

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The Kings pursuit of free agent college defenseman Mike Reilly continues. He was even in Los Angeles recently to tour the team’s training facility and get a firsthand look at the lay of the land. However, things may have hit a significant wrinkle since.
Coming off a year in which he was an offensive powerhouse […]