Brown, Kopitar, Sutter on Life Without Stoll and Williams

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Among the Kings myriad of roster issues needing to be addressed over the next two months is what to do with pending unrestricted free agent forwards Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams. Both were critical pieces to the team’s two Stanley Cups. However, given the salary cap issues facing GM Dean Lombardi, there likely won’t be […]

Kopitar Reflects on Down Season and Potential Contract Extension

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Kings center Anze Kopitar met with the media at the team’s training center today following his exit interview with management. Early on in the discussion, Kopitar revealed he will soon join Team Slovenia at the IIHF World Championships because, after all, “It’s kinda hard to say no to your Dad.”
Below are additional highlights from the […]

Lombardi on Loyalty and Hockey Not Being His First Love

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There is still a tremendous amount of content to come following yesterday’s meeting with LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi. Two articles have already been published (see here). Now, here is the architect of the Kings’ two Stanley Cups talking more about the future…
On if he will continue to show such loyalty to players after the […]

Dean Lombardi – ‘This year, I’m batting about five percent’

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More from LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi…
On why the 2014-15 LA Kings may have underachieved:
“After every year, you make the list. Ron Wolf said if you’re right 50 percent of the time, you’re more than fine as a general manager. Most of the public only sees trades and free-agency signings. There are so many things […]

Lombardi on the Kings’ Players Locking Sutter Out

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More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi, who met with the media in Los Angeles earlier today…
On the New York Post report that claimed the players had locked Darryl Sutter out of the dressing room recently:
Unfortunately, it’s factually inaccurate… The timing is wrong, it happened in Tampa – not last week – then we won eight […]

Kings GM Dean Lombardi on Next Year’s Team

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First batch of quotes from Kings GM Dean Lombardi’s end-of-season meeting with the media today in Los Angeles…
On if the team will have a different style of play next season, one that is more skill-based:
“It’s a fair question. We always put that on the board every year we take a look at it. I […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings Final Push, Sharks Changes

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to touch on all the latest happenings in the Pacific Division. Among the highlights were a look at Kings coach Darryl Sutter starting Martin Jones over Jonathan Quick in Edmonton, the impact of […]

REPLAY: The Mayor on TSN Winnipeg – Why Start Jones

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Enjoy a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN radio in Winnipeg, where he joined host Rick Ralph to discuss what happened in Edmonton last night, the decision to start Martin Jones, the L.A. Kings playoff scenarios, and a few other topics.
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REPLAY: The Mayor on TSN Radio – Kings Playoff Scenarios

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Enjoy a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN radio, where he discussed the L.A. Kings playoff scenarios with former NHL player Jason Strudwick. They also talked about the play of Alec Martinez, what to do with Mike Richards, the surging Winnipeg Jets, and the Pacific Division winning Anaheim Ducks, among […]

Dowd Dishes on Roommate; Discusses His Season

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Don’t look now, but the kid selected near the end of the last round at the 2009 NHL Draft is coming on strong and looks to be making a push for a future NHL roster spot. Nic Dowd, taken 198th out of 211 players that year, is sitting on pretty solid ground as he wraps […]