RECAP: Dean Lombardi Meeting with ‘Shareholders’

Kings GM Dean Lombardi met with a group of about 500 season ticket holders – whom he repeatedly referred to as the team’s shareholders – at their training facility in El Segundo, CA Sunday morning.
Backing him up were Chris McGowan (Chief Operating Officer), Jeff Solomon (VP of Hockey Operations) and Ron Hextall (Assistant General Manager).
Among [...]

WWFD: What Would The Flyers Do?

It’s just too easy to compare the Kings to the Flyers.
The connections are deep – from General Manager Dean Lombardi to Assistant GM Ron Hextall to coach Terry Murray to assistant coach John Stevens.  On the ice, there’s also Michal Handzus and Justin Williams.
So, when trying to figure out what Trade Deadline Day might bring [...]

Word Association with Jonathan Bernier

Things are slowly coming together for Jonathan Bernier. He’s officially part of the LA Kings…finally! And although it wasn’t pretty at times, he picked up his first win of the season on Wednesday night vs. Carolina.
For the last two years he was with the Kings AHL affiliate in Manchester, where he was ‘learning how to [...]

10 Tidbits on HockeyFest 2010

Over the weekend, the Kings held their second annual HockeyFest. While the new end-of-summer tradition was scaled back from last year’s grand event, a sold-out crowd of 2,000 fans seemed to enjoy it just as much.
Like last year, by far, the most popular activities at the event were the speaker sessions. Fans were treated to current [...]

Live Updates from HockeyFest

The Mayor will have live updates throughout the day from HockeyFest. If you can’t attend or want the inside scoop on what’s going down at the Kings training facility, follow along at www.twitter.com/Mayor119 (note: you don’t have to have a twitter account, simply read the updates on the page…it’s that easy).
The basic schedule of events [...]

NHL Draft – Day One – Kings Derek Forbort Notes

I’ll have a full post-draft recap up later.  For now, here are a couple of quick notes on the Kings first round selection – Derek Forbort.
* From NHL.com – His childhood hockey idol was Wendel Clark because of the way he could score goals and fight.
* NHL Central Scouting’s Jack Barzee added “Derek Forbort has good [...]

Ron Hextall interviewed on NHL Live

The guys at NHL Live had Kings Assistant GM Ron Hextall on earlier this morning for a quick interview.  Among the highlights – they talked playoffs, the draft and if the Kings are looking to trade a goalie.  Here’s a recap…
As somebody who has ties to Philly were the Stanley Cup Finals tough on you?  I [...]