Lombardi has a plan for free agents, not just wingn’ it

For those not following along on twitter and/or facebook today, here is where things stand with free agency…
Back when Kings GM Dean Lombardi arrived in Los Angeles in the spring of 2006 he immediately began talking about building the team from the net out.
More recently, he’s acknowledged that the team needs to be stronger [...]

Ryan Smyth on the almost-King, Ray Whitney

For the first time in…well, a really long time…the Kings were buyers at the NHL Trading Deadline last season – instead of the sellers the team had become the last five plus years.
Rather than trading away players for future assets, they acquired two rentals for a playoff push, Freddy Modin and Jeff Halpern. Neither were [...]

Future Fridays – Interview w/ Brock Beukeboom

Call it the Jeff Halpern pick.
Kings GM Dean Lombardi has been known to wheel and deal his draft picks – trading up, trading down and often bundling them with an ‘asset’ when trading for another team’s player.
At the 2009 NHL Draft, Lombardi did a two-for-one deal, sending the Kings fourth and fifth round selections (#107 [...]