LA Kings Roster Cuts – details on who was shipped out

Boy how times have changed.
Gone are the days when the Los Angeles Kings were simply looking for warm bodies to round out their roster.
Since April 2006, GM Dean Lombardi and his staff have worked tirelessly to stock the farm system, while simultaneously finding the proper mix of veteran leadership and talented youth at the NHL […]

Simon Gagne likes what he sees so far, even the travel

Which one is Gagne?

Simon Gagne was one of several big-time additions to the Los Angeles Kings roster this summer, even if his arrival has been somewhat lost in the shuffle. Signing on July 2nd, he fell between the blockbuster trade for Mike Richards, the heavy pursuit of Brad Richards and last month’s arrival of Ethan […]

VIDEO: LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi on Doughty, rookies

Daryl Evans spoke with Los Angeles Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi earlier today – among the topics: holdout defenseman Drew Doughty and the just completed Rookie Camp. Take a look…

If you’d like to win a pair of lower bowl seats for this coming Wednesday’s pre-season game at Staples Center, featuring the Kings vs. the […]

Kings no longer using Yellow Pages to find defenseman

Deslauriers – Rookie Camp, day one

During the 2006-07 NHL season, Dean Lombardi‘s first year at the helm in Los Angeles, Kevin Dallman and Mike Weaver combined to play 92 games on the Kings blueline.
While I’m sure that wasn’t what Lombardi was thinking about as he stood and watched part of Rookie Camp today from the […]

LA Kings 2011 Rookie Camp Primer – the defensemen

Can you believe summer is officially over tomorrow?
Thankfully, the Kings rookies will take to the ice in El Segundo and we can back to the business of talking non-stop puck.
With that in mind, earlier we took a long look at the 13 forwards…and below we have news and notes on the eight blueliners attending camp:
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POLL: Looking forward to what at LA Kings HockeyFest?

HockeyFest 2011 is this Sunday and it marks the official end of summer…or more importantly, the return of hockey!
Now, I didn’t include ‘the announcement of Drew Doughty signing’ in the poll because I’ll assume that would be the winner – in a landslide.
Instead, selecting from the events actually on the schedule (published earlier today here), […]

LA Kings HockeyFest 2011 – schedule and past notes

For the third straight year, HockeyFest is on the move.
And if it’s anything like the prior two, this is a can’t miss event for Los Angeles Kings fans.
Each year the event has been tweaked slightly, largely based on feedback by fans and players attending the event.
What started out at LA Live in 2009, then moved […]

Remembering Pavol Demitra – as exciting as they come

It’s perhaps what every athlete, their families, front office personnel, team owners and sports fans fear most…a plane crash.
In what was absolutely devastating news to the hockey world today, we all learned that a tragic accident occurred in Russia – killing more than 30 members of the KHL’s Lokomotiv organization.
Among the lives lost was former […]

Hockeywood Insider podcast – talking Doughty, Moreau, etc.

Today I joined the guys from The Hockeywood Insider podcast for another discussion about the Los Angeles Kings and hockey news in general.
In the episode below, we talk about the Drew Doughty contract negotiations, LA’s signing of Ethan Moreau, Tyler Toffoli‘s chances of making the Kings this season…and then we have a fun debate about […]

Penner says Moreau adds more leadership to the LA Kings

If you’re a free agent hockey player still looking for a job, here’s a word to the wise – put your stats away for now and hold up a sign that says ‘have letter, will travel.’
That is, if you have one.
LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi has been collecting former captains and assistants this summer – […]