PREDICTIONS: Team USA World Cup of Hockey Roster

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If you’re a fan of hockey, there are few things better than international competition, where the best players in the world square off for supremacy. Having attended the 2004 World Cup, as well as the 2002 and 2010 Winter Olympics, I was encouraged when the NHL and NHLPA first began talking about adding a tournament […]

Lombardi Opens Up About Scuderi, Versteeg, Gaborik and the Blackhawks

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We already have the audio from today’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi up on the homepage. Below are selected comments from the call, where he opened up about Rob Scuderi, Kris Versteeg, Marian Gaborik, the Chicago Blackhawks, and more…
On the acquisitions of Scuderi and Versteeg:
“Huge. Rob was fairly easy. The biggest thing too […]

Lombardi on Status of Milan Lucic Extension with LA Kings

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We already have the audio from today’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi up on the homepage. Now, here are some specific thoughts he shared related to a possible contract extension for Milan Lucic:
I think it’s safe to say we’ve had a number of discussions with all of our (impending) free agents and we’re […]

Dean Lombardi Explains His Thinking at 2016 Trade Deadline

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We already have the audio from today’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi up on the homepage. Now, here are some selected quotes from that conversation…
Lombardi on not making any NHL-level trades today:
“I talked to a lot of people today, but I didn’t anticipate anything and it didn’t surprise me… You’re not doing your […]

FREE REPLAY: Lombardi Conference Call on Trade Deadline

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Following the conclusion of today’s 2016 NHL Trade Deadline, LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi hosted a conference call with the media where he shared a myriad of opinions related to what his team has been up to and their mindset moving forward.
Enjoy a free replay of the call via the audio player below and/or […]

FREE REPLAY: NHL Trade Talk with Hoven, Bernstein, Friedman, Pagnotta, and more

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Sunday night, host Jonathan Davis welcomed a slew of guests to the airwaves of NHL Network radio — including John Hoven, Dennis Bernstein, Dave Pagnotta, Elliotte Friedman, and Eric Stephens — to discuss all the latest trade deadline rumors and speculation. Among the teams discussed were: Los Angeles Kings, Anaheim Ducks, San Jose Sharks, Dallas […]

LoVerde’s OT tally leads Reign to 3-2 win, Stars goalie Lagace stops 48 shots

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CEDAR PARK, Texas – A Texas Stars victory would have been one of the biggest robberies of the season.
In fact, the Stars even picking up a point in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Ontario Reign seems like grand larceny.
Ontario dominated the contest. The physical style pushed around a smaller Texas team while Ontario bombed […]

10 Things to Know: LA Kings and Monday’s Trade Deadline

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It’s that time of the year again, when everybody in the hockey world nearly loses their mind. Executives, scouts, coaches, fans, media, et al. have been consumed with trade talk for several weeks now and it will only continue to increase leading into Monday’s NHL Trade Deadline.
As in past years, we have recently spent endless […]

Kings Prospect Tracker: Report For Week Ending Feb. 21, 2016

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Below are brief updates on all LA Kings non-AHL prospects, meaning guys playing in the three Canadian junior leagues (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL), plus college, ECHL, and overseas:
MIKE AMADIO: Forward, North Bay Battalion (3rd round pick in 2014, OHL)

42 goals, 42 assists, plus-26, 34 PIM in 56 games played
North Bay won both of their home […]

Catching Up With Jarett Stoll At The Stadium Series

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Had a chance to catch up with Minnesota Wild forward Jarret Stoll after this morning’s outdoor skate at TCF Bank Stadium. Here’s most of what we discussed…
On ranking his outdoor game experience:
“They were all kind of different. We lost the one in Edmonton and Celsius I think it was about minus 25. It was frigid, […]