On Thursday afternoon I was once again a guest on Sportsnet radio in Calgary. We talked about all the latest news surrounding the LA Kings – including Dustin Brown’s contract extension, Ron Hextall leaving for Philadelphia, the hiring of Rob Blake, who will coach Manchester next season, prospects on the rise, adding Dan Carcillo, [...]
We’ve already posted Rob Blake’s full comments from this morning’s media conference call. Now, here’s what Dean Lombardi had to say about his new Assistant GM…
- On what made Blake the right guy for the job:
“There’s a number of things. First and foremost though, I think that this job entails so much more than generally [...]
The shocking news just continues to flow from Kings headquarters in El Segundo this week.
Fresh on the heels of Dean Lombardi’s long-time right-hand man, Ron Hextall, returning to the Flyers – on something he said was nothing more than following a ‘gut feeling’ – MayorsManor can now share the second piece… Rob Blake will be [...]
A little sarcasm on this fine Tuesday… With the departure of Ron Hextall on Monday, Kings GM Dean Lombardi moved quickly to replace his Flyers quotient by adding left wing Daniel Carcillo on Tuesday.
[Happy now? Back to playing it straight for a few minutes.]
In Carcillo the Kings add a left wing (and a left shot) [...]
On Monday afternoon news broke that Ron Hextall would be leaving the Kings organization and rejoining the Philadelphia Flyers. It’s essentially a lateral move, as he’ll be the Assistant GM there as well. Regardless, a few hours later media were invited to ask him questions during a conference call, where he tried to help everybody make sense of [...]
Earlier today we shared some comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi regarding ongoing contract negotiations with several of the team’s young players.
In addition to re-signing Keaton Ellerby to a one-year contract, Lombardi also added unrestricted free agent Jeff Schultz last Friday. Now, when you add in the qualifying offers he made to Alec Martinez and [...]
Official information has yet to be released on the Kings annual Development Camp. However, MayorsManor has confirmed prospects are scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles this coming weekend and it appears camp will run July 8-12 (give or take a day).
With that in mind, we wanted to get started on a preliminary roster. Again, this [...]
After sitting through a very boring fall, where the NHL didn’t play any games in October, November or December – things have been moving along at a fairly break-neck pace ever since.
First came 48 games in 99 days, then the post-season, the NHL Awards (well, sort of), the crowning of a new champion…and now, this [...]
More on the Jonathan Bernier trade to Toronto…
The basics of the deal – along with some highlights of Matt Frattin – were posted earlier today at this link.
Now, here’s some thoughts from Kings Assistant GM Ron Hextall:
We’ll have comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi up in about an hour.
Dean Lombardi – ‘Bernier [...]
Nothing like a little hockey news over Sunday brunch.
It’s official. After months years of speculation, the Kings have traded Jonathan Bernier. Although he’s been linked to over half the teams in the league at various times, his next stop will be the Toronto Maple Leafs.
In return for the former first round pick, LA received forward [...]