Update on Bud Holloway talks from Kings GM Dean Lombardi

We’ll have plenty more from this morning’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi next hour. However, one of the many questions addressed was the ongoing status of talks with left wing Bud Holloway.
The entire background story on Holloway, a 25-year old left wing who’s been in Europe the past two seasons, is up here.
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VIDEO: Sweden ‘Cribs’ episode with Bud Holloway

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Adding to last night’s story on the possible return of Bud Holloway to the LA Kings organization, here’s a detailed look at his crib and some of the other luxuries he had been enjoying in Sweden…

During the lockout we also had a Cribs episode with Anze and Gasper Kopitar. Check out the link below for [...]

Kings preparing for return of Bud Holloway?

Holloway at Kings Camp

Wise people often remind others to never say never. And if the case of Bud Holloway plays out as expected over the next few days, it may provide case-in-point #489.
For those unfamiliar, here’s the crib note version of the story:
– June 2006, just a few months after Dean Lombardi was hired as Kings GM, the [...]

Kaunisto eyes twitter return, not ready for Europe though

Ray Kaunisto Monarchs Kings MayorsManor

“I’ll be back!”
That’s not Arnold Schwarzenegger uttering his famous line, it’s actually NHL prospect Ray Kaunisto talking about his impending return to twitter.
“I’m just taking a little hiatus,” he told usĀ during a recent phone interview from his home in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan – YooperVille USA, if you will.
Never afraid to speak the truth, [...]

Oscar Moller and Bud Holloway getting tricky on the ice

Oscar Moller and Bud Holloway – remember those two?
Well, before we get to the crazy video and picture below, first let’s set the table…
Moller was selected by the Kings in the second round of the 2007 NHL Draft and the 5-foot-10 forward has played 87 games with the big club. Holloway, a [...]

Reign preview – Hardy behind the bench, Berube in net

Tonight marks the fourth season opener for the Ontario Reign, the Kings’ ECHL affiliate.
For those who don’t follow Southern California’s premier minor league hockey franchise too closely, here’s a quick crash course to bring you up to speed.
The Reign are owned by the Kemp family, who previously headed up the Long Beach Ice Dogs. [...]

Another former Kings, Monarchs player signs in Europe

Several weeks back, Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi was visibly irritated when talking about a few of the team’s prospects signing in Europe this summer.
Gone from the pipeline are center Corey Elkins, left wing Bud Holloway and forward Oscar Moller.
Today brings news that John Zeiler has joined the ‘other side of the [...]

Kings GM Dean Lombardi on Holloway, Moller’s European Vacation

Oscar Moller at Rookie Camp 2010

At the end of the regular season, Kings’ prospect Bud Holloway stopped by MayorsManor to help preview the Manchester Monarchs first round playoff series with Binghamton.
One of the questions we touched on was did he expect to be called-up this past season, given he was the leading scorer in Manchester [...]

Rich Clune on Bud Holloway leaving Monarchs for Europe

Rich Clune in camp (photo: Ikiri)

During the Kings training camp last September, high-energy forward Rich Clune was starting to turn some heads.
Many thought he might even have a chance to crack the line-up in Los Angeles rather than spend a third season in Manchester (AHL).
Originally drafted by the Dallas Stars in 2005, Clune has since [...]

The Never Schennding Journey Continues

Have skates, will travel.
That could easily be the shirt young Brayden Schenn wears while bouncing from one airport to another.
His latest stop – Binghamton, New York, for the Manchester Monarchs third playoff game vs. the hometown Senators.
After some initial confusion about if he would make it there in time to be part of the game [...]