There’s no denying that being a General Manager in the National Hockey League is a year-round job. In addition to putting a team together for the NHL’s regular season, there’s scouting, the draft, salary cap related contract issues, trades, injury management and much more. Just this season alone, Kings GM Dean Lombardi oversaw multiple deals [...]
Defenseman Willie Mitchell, arguably the Kings best overall player on the blueline last season, has missed all of 2013 after injuring his knee during the lockout (explained here). As he told us recently, it’s been a frustrating experience to go from finally winning a Stanley Cup to sitting on the sidelines waiting to return. However, after [...]
More from the scrum with Kings GM Dean Lombardi earlier today…
Question: A month or so ago you mentioned about starting talks with Rob Scuderi (who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer) about an extension. Can you give us an update on that situation?
Answer: “I think you’ll see us now, and we just started [...]
In some circles, LA Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi is referred to as ‘Dealer Dean,’ largely because of his frequent swapping of draft picks and prospects. More recently though, he’s been all about big-name trades, landing the top prize each of the last two seasons on Deadline Day - Dustin Penner from Edmonton in 2011 and Jeff [...]
When a speeding puck flies from the blueline and smashes into your face, it might be hard to find a series of positive events in the aftermath or reconstructive surgery. Yet, for Alec Martinez, it’s pretty much a perfect storm of good luck that has him back playing again.
Back home in Texas, where he makes his [...]
In an interesting turn of events, Kings rookie forward Dwight King appears to have signed a minor league contract with the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL.
MayorsManor has confirmed he is in Manchester today. However, he is not scheduled to play tonight in their home opener vs. the Providence Bruins. They have another home game tomorrow night [...]
When Kings captain Dustin Brown threw out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium a few weeks ago several of his LA teammates were at the park that night too – including Alec Martinez.
The Michigan native is a major sports fan, including baseball. But, truth be told, he’s a Detroit fan through and through. In fact, [...]
If you’ve been a fan of MayorsManor the last few years, you know that one of the most quotable members of the LA Kings has to be Kevin Westgarth. From the New Year’s Resolutions he offered his teammates to things he’s learned about them to recalling many of the firsts in his life or even the exclusive details on [...]
As promised, here’s the interview we recorded last night with Kings captain Dustin Brown – just before he headed to the mound and threw out the fist pitch at Dodger Stadium.
We covered a wide variety of topics, starting with his recent trip to New York and a visit to the 9/11 Memorial. As you’ll hear [...]
If you read a scouting report on a young player that included comments like – high character individual, tough in the corners, strong physical presence, can play wing or forward – you’d probably be thinking, ‘Sounds just like the type of player Dean Lombardi would draft.’
If you then found out the kid was Russian, you [...]