Martin Jones holdout officially under way, plus Mathieu Garon headed to LA

According to LAX security footage and various flight manifests, all of the Kings prospects have safely arrived in Los Angeles for Rookie Camp, minus just one name.  Per hotel records, the others have checked in and are eagerly awaiting their physicals and conditioning tests tomorrow.
Goaltender Martin Jones is the lone player not in town, thus [...]

Clifford leaves shovel and trade rumors behind, returning to Kings

Kyle Clifford is a simple man, he makes no bones about it.
From the game he plays on the ice, to the lifestyle he leads off it, there are no secrets. It’s point A to point B and he’s happy every step of the way.
While some of his teammates have been off getting married or taking [...]

CONFIRMED: Kings have new deal in place with Kyle Clifford

The latest piece to Dean Lombardi’s summer-long science project appears to be done. A source close to the situation has confirmed to MayorsManor that the Kings and forward Kyle Clifford have agreed upon a new contract.
With the return of the 22-year old left wing, the Kings would have a trio of toughness, as he will be [...]

Salary Cap Crunch – Kyle Clifford or Trevor Lewis?

We keep waiting for people to beg for mercy, complaining that their heads hurt from all the math. Instead, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive all summer long to our series of salary cap articles. And why not, if there was ever a period in NHL history where you really needed to understand the cap [...]

Lombardi impressed by Brown during contract negotiations

Thursday brought a plethora of comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi, new Assistant GM Rob Blake and team captain Dustin Brown.
Guess what though? There’s still more!
This article will round out the thoughts shared by Lombardi. It’s the final set of quotes from his conference call with the media, where he talked more about the Brown [...]

Wait, the Kings trade for Dan Carcillo isn’t official?

There was so much news out of LA Kings headquarters on Thursday it was dizzying at times. And one of the little nuggets that could have easily slipped through the cracks was a brief mention about the previously announced acquisition of Dan Carcillo.
According to GM Dean Lombardi, the trade is actually not a 100% done deal [...]

Lombardi – ‘It was what you would expect your captain to do’

Here’s more from Kings GM Dean Lombardi, talking about the eight-year contract extension signed by team captain Dustin Brown…
- On why the extension came together so quickly:
“I think it’s well known that Brownie did his own contract, but the biggest thing, I think, is that you’re starting to have all the blocks in place for [...]

Dustin Brown – ‘We weren’t built to win the Cup just one year’

There’s a lot of news in Kings Land today, so be patient. We’re cranking it out by the truck load. If you want the skinny on Rob Blake being hired, full comments from the former Kings defenseman and GM Dean Lombardi are already up.
Now, let’s hear from Kings captain Dustin Brown, who signed an eight-year [...]

VIDEO: Lombardi and Robitaille on Dustin’s Brown’s new contract

Following up on the announcement of Dustin Brown’s new eight-year contract extension with the Kings, below is some instant reaction from Dean Lombardi and Luc Robitaille.
Also, worth noting, the Kings will hold a media conference call later this afternoon with Brown and Lombardi – so, we’ll have plenty more quotes throughout the day today.
Until then, [...]

Dustin Brown signs long-term extension with LA Kings

Dean Lombardi wanted somebody to embody the spirit and culture of the LA Kings. Two years into his tenure as General Manager, Dustin Brown was named the team’s captain. Four seasons later they won the organization’s first Stanley Cup together.
Now, they’ve made history once again. Lombardi, already having locked up other homegrown players -like Drew [...]