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 [...]
Towards the end of today’s chat with Kings GM Dean Lombardi we were able to go deep on the team’s top prospects…
- On how important it is to get a first round draft pick back this year (Columbus had the option of taking LA’s first round pick in 2012 or 2013 as part of the [...]
Following their 3-1 win over the visiting LA Kings, here’s some of what was being said in the Coyotes’ locker room…
- Keith Yandle on if they had the urgency they needed against the Kings: “Yeah, I think so. I think the first ten minutes of the game we probably weren’t at our best, but then we straightened [...]
In their first five ECHL seasons the Ontario Reign have found success in many areas – including leading the league in attendance several times. So, who says Southern California isn’t a hockey market?
They’ve also won the regular season Pacific Division title three of the last five years, only to experience first round exits from the [...]
The Kings have acquired rugged defenseman Robyn Regehr (6-foot-3, 225 pounds) from Buffalo for two second round draft picks, coming in 2014 and 2015. Through 29 games with the Sabres this season, he’s posted zero goals and two assists. Regehr is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, as he’s playing out the [...]
It’s time for March Madness of a different sort – this one is on ice!
Five Kings’ prospects will be participating in this year’s NCAA post-season hockey tournament. For those not familiar with the finer points, it works similar to the college basketball format – all games are ‘one and done,’ with the winner advancing and [...]
Yesterday, the Kings swapped Andrews – sending Bodnarchuk back to Manchester and calling up Campbell.
Although he’s not expected to play in Nashville tonight, Campbell will likely see game action on the team’s current road trip. So, we thought we’d help introduce you to the 6-foot-3 defenseman using our popular 10 Tidbits format…
- Kings GM Dean Lomabrdi [...]
Last hour we began the process of looking at the MayorsManor rankings of the Kings’ Top 10 prospects with an in-depth review of players six through 10 (linked here). Now we close the loop by returning to countdown the top five.
As noted in the original article, the final slotting of players was determined solely by [...]
Depth is a good problem to have.
Early in his tenure as General Manager in Los Angeles, Dean Lombardi once said ‘I need everything’ when asked what type of players he was looking for to help the struggling Kings.
Now, many years later, after methodically stocking the prospect pool through shrewd drafting and multiple trades, the 54-year [...]
If there are two sides to every story, the truth about Thomas Hickey probably lies somewhere in the middle.
Kings GM Dean Lombardi was hired in April 2006, two months in advance of the NHL Draft that June. With his first selection as the head of the team’s table at the league’s annual ball for amateur players, Lombardi selected [...]