Dean Lombardi on trading Fasching, new Greene contract

Some quick comments from L.A. Kings GM when I asked about how tough it was for him to include Hudson Fasching in the Brayden McNabb trade with Buffalo…
“Real tough,” he began. Then, Lombardi went on quite a riff…
“It’s probably safe to say for the past two, two and a half years, it’s part of building [...]

LA Kings 2014 mid-season prospect rankings – top defensemen

If you’ve landed on this article without reading the two previous entires in the series, you’re sort of joining the movie mid-way though. So, you may want to go back and catch up.
Twice a year we publish the LA Kings Top 10 Prospect Rankings. Our multi-part look at the team’s top young talent has become [...]

Matt Greene on wine and the Olympic break

Comments from Matt Greene following Kings practice at Thursday…
JD:  Any reason you won’t be watching the Men’s game between Canada and the US on Friday?
MG:  Silly question.
JD:  You’re not watching the women’s gold medal game between Canada and the US…
MG:  Practicing, working, somebody’s got to earn a living around here.
JD:  Did you wake up early to watch any [...]

Sutter, Greene, Quick try to explain Kings loss to Penguins

Despite the laughs that former teammates Jarret Stoll and Rob Scuderi shared pre-game (photo courtesy of NHLPA), it’s likely one of them wasn’t very happy later in the evening. After being downed by the Penguins 4-1 on Thursday night, the Kings have now scored only three goals total over their last five games. All have [...]

Kings and Sharks talk LA’s 1-0 win in San Jose

Following the Kings 1-0 in San Jose on Monday night, here’s what was being said in bother locker rooms…
Kings coach Darryl Sutter:
“We don’t score many goals, so you have to make big saves and you have to bare down on your opportunities at the end of the night. Our game doesn’t change.”
Matt Greene:
“It’s tough to [...]

Matt Greene on possibly playing at Dodger Stadium

Comments from Kings defenseman Matt Greene following the team’s practice at Dodger Stadium on Friday…
On what it means to him, as a season ticket holder, to play in the outdoor game at Dodger Stadium:

“It’s awesome. It’s awesome to be able to get out there and be apart of it, see the action and see what [...]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio – Dec 23, 2013

Talking Kings, Ducks, Oilers, Team Canada, Jonathan Quick injury situation, Martin Jones vs Ben Scrivens, Dustin Brown hit on Tomas Hertl, Matt Greene, trades, UFC 168 preview and more.
Earlier today, I once again joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon on NHL Network Radio (XM 211 / Sirius 207) for another edition of Mayor’s Minutes. Because not [...]

Instant Quotes – Greene talks Kings 3-2 loss to Flames

Instant quotes from Kings locker room following their 3-2 loss to the visiting Calgary Flames.
Anze Kopitar’s thoughts have already been posted here. Now, here’s what Matt Greene had to say…
On the challenges of tonight’s game:
“The penalty kill wasn’t there tonight, that’s it. We had the chance to make a difference and kill off those penalties, [...]

AUDIO: Guest spot on EDM radio – talking Kings pre-season questions

On Monday evening I was back on Team 1260 in Edmonton with former NHL player Jason Strudwick to share some insights and opinions on the LA Kings upcoming season. If you missed the spot when it aired live, the full segment is available below for your listening pleasure.
We’ll tackle all the major questions surrounding the [...]

Prospect Profile: Deslauriers learning from Greene, finding his identity

In the Kings Top 10 Prospects article we released just before training camp opened, defenseman Nick Deslauriers found himself ranked eighth overall.  Curiously enough, one of the names mentioned in his evaluation at that time was Matt Greene.  Now, in the interview below, the 22-year old prospect reveals he’s been leaning on Greene heavily over the past [...]