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

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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 [...]

Comments from Dustin Penner conference call – bye LA, hello Anaheim

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Tuesday afternoon the Anaheim Ducks held a conference call to introduce (or perhaps re-introduce) Dustin Penner, who they signed to a one-year deal earlier in the day. Here’s what he had to say…
- Opening comments: “I’m excited to have a chance to play with [Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry] again. I started my career here [...]

Lombardi has a Mitchell update and too many defensemen

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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 [...]

Lombardi on contracts he’s working on – ‘Every nickel counts’

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So far, the summer of 2013 hasn’t been quite the magical ride for Dean Lombardi that he experienced last year.
Not only did the Kings fall short of their goal – winning a second Stanley Cup – he also was faced with a shrinking salary cap to go along with three Unrestricted Free Agents and more [...]

What the Kings can offer Rob Scuderi now

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Welcome back to summer school. This is Salary Cap 101, week two.
Please take copious notes, there will be a pop quiz later this week.
We pick things up following the trade that went down over the weekend between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Let’s begin with a few quick reminders – (a) when evaluating a [...]

Lombardi talks more positively about Willie Mitchell’s future

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In a bit of a change from several recent answers, Kings GM Dean Lombardi was speaking more positively when asked about the future of Willie Mitchell during today’s conference call. Take a look…
“That’s added to the dilemma, right?” Lombardi said, referring to Mitchell’s $3.5 million contract that would be ‘freed up cap space’ should he [...]

Lombardi on potential new contracts for Scuderi and Penner

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It’s no real secret at this point, the LA Kings have major salary cap troubles this summer. As Kings GM Dean Lombardi pointed out earlier today though, finally pulling the trigger on the Jonathan Bernier trade has gone a long way towards determining what the team will be capable of doing to round out their [...]

POLL: What should the Kings do with Rob Scuderi?

With the signing of Slava Voynov earlier today the Kings now have five defenseman under contract for next season – Drew Doughty, Matt Greene, Willie Mitchell. Robyn Regehr and Voynov.
They also have used up $56.76M of the allowed $64.3M salary cap on 15 players. That leaves an average of about $950K each for the remaining [...]