The Mayor on NHL Radio with latest Kings news

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Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven talking LA Kings on Top Shelf with Jimmy Murphy this week. During the spot on NHL Network Radio, they discussed GM Dean Lombardi’s status in the NHL, Anze Kopitar, Marian Gaborik, Tyler Toffoli, Mike Richards, Brayden McNabb, Andy Andreoff, Darryl Sutter, and much [...]

Kings to interview top candidate for Machester head coach

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So the Kings won the Stanley Cup, and everybody went on vacation, right?
Not so fast.
As if the organization doesn’t have enough on its plate of late – like getting new long-term contracts done for Matt Greene and Marian Gaborik – there is at least one other pressing item heating up on what should be an [...]

Doughty offers his thoughts on Lombardi sit down

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Following up on our one-on-one conversation with Kings GM Dean Lombardi yesterday, where he offered some thoughts on his sit down meeting with Drew Doughty after Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, now we get the defense man’s side of things…
On the distractions a couple of years ago:
“I guess distractions last time were trying [...]

Lombardi explains his sit down meeting with Doughty after Game 1

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In Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final, New York Rangers Chris Kreider caught Kings defenseman Drew Doughty in the face with the butt-end of his stick. Obviously, Doughty wasn’t happy about it. However, the way he responded to teammate Jeff Carter on the bench was even more a concern for GM Dean Lombardi.
Thus, the [...]

MEDIA DAY: Comments from Dean Lombardi and Darryl Sutter

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As part of the NHL’s Stanley Cup Final Media Day in Los Angeles, here are comments from Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi and Head Coach Darryl Sutter…
Q. Coach, you and your club have gone through so much this postseason, what are some of the things that you are most proud of as to the way your [...]

West Coast Bias on NHL Radio with Bernstein and Remenda

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Guests Dennis Bernstein and Drew Remenda joined us for the March 9, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio.
With the NHL Trade Deadline now over, it was time to dissect who were the real winners and losers heading into the league’s final stretch of regular season games. Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth [...]

LA Kings have found their man on defense, trading prospects

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When we mentioned the Kings going off-the-radar yesterday, we weren’t joking.
If you’ve been reading MayorsManor, you know that L.A.’s top priority has been to get a heavy-playing defenseman. Now, they think they’ve found their man – and so far, they’ve managed to do it without giving up Justin Williams for salary purposes.
In fact, as of [...]

Ron Hextall on Lombardi, Simmonds, the Kings, more

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There’s no denying Ron Hextall has almost always been associated with the Flyers. However, he’s greatest accomplishment in hockey came in Los Angeles when the Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012. The former goaltender was an integral part of GM Dean Lombardi’s inner-circle and helped craft the roster that eventually claimed the most coveted [...]

Matt Moulson has a lot on his mind, just not Dean Lombardi

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Matt Moulson made his return to Los Angeles on Thursday night, but it didn’t quite stir up the feelings one might think.
Originally drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the ninth round of the 2003 draft (263rd overall) – yes, the ninth round, a round that doesn’t even exist anymore – Moulson is lamented by many [...]

AHL: Toffoli nets two in Monarchs win, roster move could be next

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The Monarchs likely took to the ice with revenge on their minds Saturday, after dropping the first game of a back-to-back set against the visiting St. John’s IceCaps the night before. With Kings GM Dean Lombardi in attendance once again, Manchester used a four goal second period to ultimately come out on top 5-3 in [...]