Dustin Penner Comments on PennerMania

One week ago today PennerMania was launched in Los Angeles.
On message boards and social media sites most Kings fans were over the moon about GM Dean Lombardi’s acquisition of left winger Dustin Penner.
And by the time he made his debut on Thursday night vs. Phoenix it had nearly become an epidemic…even appearing as a trending […]

Coach Murray on What He Wants From Dustin Penner

When Kings GM Dean Lombardi acquired forward Dustin Penner at the NHL Trade Deadline last Monday, coach Terry Murray knew many things about the type of player he would be inserting into his line-up soon thereafter.
‘Big body’ is one of the first things that nearly every person mentions when speaking about the 6’4″ left wing.
However, […]

Jarret Stoll on Fight with Dustin Penner

This Dustin Penner-mania is starting to reach Brayden Schenn levels.
It looks like it may be all Penner, all the time for the next few days.
So, sticking with the theme – let’s check in with Jarret Stoll, one of his former teammates in Edmonton.
Earlier today we heard what Penner had to say about the time the […]

Chirping with Dustin Penner

Have you heard? The Kings acquired a left wing on Monday from the Edmonton Oilers.
Of course you have!
By now, most Kings fans know the basics on Dustin Penner. He’s a big forward (6’4″, 245 lbs), under contract for one more year and will play on the top line with Anze Kopitar.
Apparently, earlier this season some […]

Prospect Report – Kozun, Toffoli, Forbort, etc.

Being able to acquire Dustin Penner on Monday for a prospect and two draft picks just goes to show how deep the Kings development pool is these days under GM Dean Lombardi.
In part, LA could afford to trade defenseman Colten Teubert (a former first round pick) because of the wealth of young talent on the […]

…And Now You’re Caught Up – Deadline Edition

Although this format is usually used for a weekly look at ten Kings-related news items you may have missed, this week it’s a special edition – all about what went down on Monday’s NHL Trade Deadline.
Here are links to some commentaries, videos and stories you may want to check out…
* Trade Call – this is video […]

Welcome to LA – 10 Tidbits on Dustin Penner

Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi paid a steep price today to acquire the player he needed.
Or did he?
In Dustin Penner he got a 29-year old left wing who’s under contract for one more year and brings plenty of size, at 6’4″ 250 lbs.
The deal was Penner for Colten Teubert (a former first round pick), the Kings […]

WWFD: What Would The Flyers Do?

It’s just too easy to compare the Kings to the Flyers.
The connections are deep – from General Manager Dean Lombardi to Assistant GM Ron Hextall to coach Terry Murray to assistant coach John Stevens.  On the ice, there’s also Michal Handzus and Justin Williams.
So, when trying to figure out what Trade Deadline Day might bring […]

LA Kings: The Kids Are All Right – Or Are They?

The big question in Los Angeles on Trade Deadline Day 2011 is do the Kings have the right mix of players to make a legitimate run at the Stanley Cup this season?
In net, they’re set. Jonathan Quick is proving to be an elite goalie. So, check that off your list.
On defense, their top-four defensemen are […]

Agent Scott Norton on NHLPA Meeting w/ Donald Fehr

As reported yesterday afternoon, new NHLPA Executive Director Donald Fehr was in town to meet with a small group of agents.
We heard Fehr’s thought on the discussions in an exclusive interview here.
Below, Scott Norton (Norton Sports Management), who reps the Kings’ Dustin Brown, provides detailed commentary on the overall meeting, the major issue debated and […]