Oscar Moller and Bud Holloway getting tricky on the ice

Oscar Moller and Bud Holloway – remember those two?
Well, before we get to the crazy video and picture below, first let’s set the table…
Moller was selected by the Kings in the second round of the 2007 NHL Draft and the 5-foot-10 forward has played 87 games with the big club. Holloway, a [...]

GM Dean Lombardi compares rebuilds by Oilers and Kings

Several teams around the NHL have gone through painful rebuilds over the last decade, with a few already cashing in and finding success. Pittsburgh is typically the franchise most point to for how to ‘get it right.’ More recently, the Blackhawks have been receiving praise, having won the Stanley Cup in 2010.
Entering the season, many [...]

LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi on Penner and Pancakegate

Last night Dustin Penner offered an ‘open letter’ on MayorsManor to explain his side of what went down with his recent back injury and the surrounding media attention related to his eating of some ‘delicious pancakes.’
That story has gone somewhat viral since, with references and links on the Edmonton Journal, Puck Daddy’s Yahoo Sports blog, Canada’s [...]

Lombardi – Kings have ‘more juice out there’ with Sutter

As mentioned last hour, Kings GM Dean Lombardi was a guest earlier today on Mark Spector’s radio show up in Edmonton. We’ve already posted his apology to the Oilers over how he reacted to the fallout of the Ryan Smyth trade last summer. Now, here’s what he had to say about coach Darryl [...]

LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi publicly apologizes to Oilers

Did you think we had heard the last of Mulletgate?
If so, you were wrong. With the Kings scheduled to travel to Edmonton this weekend – for the first time this season – GM Dean Lombardi was a guest today on Mark Spector’s radio show (Team 1260, Edmonton).
As usual, Lombardi had plenty to say. For example, [...]

Why Andrei Loktionov needs to be sent to Manchester

Before all the Loktionov lovers lose their mind, relax.
If you’ve heard any of my recent radio/podcast interviews, the kid has talent. He’s still young, he’ll be fine. The Kings thought the cake might be done, they pulled it out of the oven, had a bite and it’s not fully cooked yet. [...]

LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi on cheating vs earning it

The Dean Lombardi show continues. Already posted are quotes about Steve Yzerman nearly being traded by the Red Wings, Bobby Valentine coaching the Red Sox and the Kings needing an identity – and yes, those three things are related to his hiring of Darryl Sutter as coach of the Kings.
If you’re late to the [...]

Lombardi on Sutter, Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox

With Kings GM Dean Lombardi speaking on a variety of topics – for over 30 minutes – following today’s press conference to announce Darryl Sutter as the team’s new head coach, there is a lot of information to type up. Two articles have already posted. Here’s the third set of quotes. This [...]

Dean Lombardi on the LA Kings using injuries as an excuse

More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi following today’s press conference where Darryl Sutter was announced as the LA Kings new head coach…
– On injuries this season and if the team was different with Mike Richards in the line-up – “You could say that – or Drew, if you want to go to the holdout, then [...]

Lombardi on identity, expectations, near trade of Yzerman

Following this afternoon’s press conference to ‘officially’ announce Darryl Sutter as the new coach of the LA Kings, GM Dean Lombardi held court for over 30 minutes. With respect to time, we’ll break things up into multiple articles. Here’s the first batch of quotes…
On what Sutter brings – “If you take a larger [...]