Info on LA Kings 4th Round Pick: Hudson Fasching

Kings GM Dean Lombardi used his third selection at the 2013 NHL Draft to pick up Hudson Fasching of the U.S. National Development Program.
He’s a 6-foot-2 right wing who was born in Wisconsin, but grew up in Minnesota. He’s also committed to the University of Minnesota beginning this coming season.
Over two years with the USNTDP [...]

Info on LA Kings 4th Round Pick: Justin Auger

With his second pick of the day – and the 103rd overall pick at the 2013 NHL Draft – Kings GM Dean Lombardi selected Justin Auger from the Ontario Hockey League.
He’s a 6-foot-6 right wing who played the last two seasons with the Guelph Storm, former home of LA captain Dustin Brown and defenseman Drew [...]

Info on LA Kings 2nd Round Pick: Valentin Zykov

Kings GM Dean Lombardi had to wait over three hours to make his first pick at the 2013 NHL Draft, but he’s finally in on the fun.
As we predicted, he traded up from late in the second round to get into the top 40 overall (and the top 10 of the second round).  To do [...]

POLL: LA Kings 2013 Draft

Up on the homepage right now we have an in-depth preview for the LA Kings’ 2013 NHL Draft, where we also reviewed GM Dean Lombardi’s history of making at least one trade on each selection weekend since taking over in 2006.
So, he’s entering this year’s event with 10 total draft picks over the seven rounds. As [...]

What to expect from the LA Kings at the 2013 NHL Draft

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 [...]

Kings officially saying goodbye to two prospects this week

As they say, the show must go on.
So, right in the middle of the NHL playoffs – and just as the Blackhawks and Red Wings were set to face off in Game 7 – we were on the phone with Kings Vice President and Assistant General Manager Ron Hextall.
Why would we be talking prospects now [...]

MayorsManor goes one-on-one with Kings GM Dean Lombardi

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 [...]

Lombardi on what’s going on with the Kings’ top prospects

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 [...]

Comments from Coyotes’ locker room after defeating the Kings 3-1

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 [...]

Ontario Reign no longer playing with house money in post-season

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 [...]