Kings Trade Linden Vey to Vancouver for Pick 50, Take Roland McKeown

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General Manager Dean Lombardi traded Linden Vey to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for the 50th overall pick and then selected defenseman Roland McKeown from the Kingston Frontenacs.
Earlier this year, Vey was the highest rated prospect in the Kings system. If he makes the Canucks roster, Vey will be reunited with his former junior coach [...]

Pre Draft Interview with Kings’ Mark Yannetti

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Just before the NHL Draft kicked off in Philadelphia today, MayorsManor had a chance to chat with Mark Yannetti, one of the key people in Dean Lombardi’s inner-circle and somebody who has been instrumental in all the success Los Angeles has had in selecting players since 2006. Here is what he had to share on [...]

Kings to interview top candidate for Machester head coach

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So the Kings won the Stanley Cup, and everybody went on vacation, right?
Not so fast.
As if the organization doesn’t have enough on its plate of late – like getting new long-term contracts done for Matt Greene and Marian Gaborik – there is at least one other pressing item heating up on what should be an [...]

MayorsMinutes on NHL Radio – Kings Offseason Preview

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Enjoy the free replay of today’s Mayor’s Minutes from NHL Network Radio with Boomer Gordon – where they looked ahead to the Kings’ offseason moves. Which players from Manchester have a shot at an NHL roster spot next season, which free agents get contracts in Los Angeles, what really happened with Mike Richards, [...]

Darryl Sutter comments after winning 2014 Stanley Cup

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Comments from Kings coach Darryl Sutter after his team won their second Stanley Cup in three years…
Q. When you won in 2012, you said it crossed your mind in that  moment these guys should push for more Stanley Cups.
SUTTER: We did it a different way in ’11-12. That’s something  that I don’t think could ever [...]

Dustin Brown on what went wrong for Kings in Game 4

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Quotes collected from Kings captain Dustin Brown in the L.A. locker room after the team’s 2-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York…
On if it’s disappointing that they didn’t close the series out tonight:

“I don’t know about disappointment. It’s an opportunity lost, but again, we park it and [...]

Doughty offers his thoughts on Lombardi sit down

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Following up on our one-on-one conversation with Kings GM Dean Lombardi yesterday, where he offered some thoughts on his sit down meeting with Drew Doughty after Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, now we get the defense man’s side of things…
On the distractions a couple of years ago:
“I guess distractions last time were trying [...]

Lombardi explains his sit down meeting with Doughty after Game 1

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In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, New York Rangers Chris Kreider caught Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the face with the butt-end of his stick. Obviously, Doughty wasn’t happy about it. However, the way he responded to teammate Jeff Carter on the bench was even more a concern for GM Dean Lombardi.
Thus, the [...]

Lundqvist on Kings luck in Game 3

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Comments from Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist following Ney York’s 3-0 loss to the LA Kings in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final…
On tonight’s game:

“Well you try to stay positive right now, but it’s tough, it’s really tough. We are doing a lot good things, but you look at the goals and we put two [...]

Justin Williams – ‘I don’t really care much for petty battles’

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Comments from Kings forward Justin Williams upon arriving in New York City on Sunday afternoon..
Q. Justin, you keep doing this every game, no big deal.
WILLIAMS: We’re not proud of the way we’re starting games. We find ourselves in the same situation, regurgitating the same mumbo-jumbo every time.  We’re in a results-oriented league. The results are [...]