Hoven on NHL Radio: Thoughts on Sutter Deal, Lombardi’s Next Move

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis to discuss all the latest news surrounding the Los Angeles Kings, including: coach Darryl Sutter’s new contract, Dean Lombardi’s possible next move, AHL playoff domination by the Ontario Reign, which prospects could possibly jump to the […]

LA Kings 2016-17 Salary Cup Crunch: Where Things Stand Today

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A few of the worst kept secrets in Los Angeles have been officially revealed over the past few days – Vinny Lecavalier is officially retiring, Milan Lucic wants to stay in Los Angeles, and the Kings’ still haven’t solved their problems on defense (largely caused by the departure of Slava Voynov).
Thus, it will be another […]

Hoven on NHL Radio: Scuderi, Versteeg, Kings Trade Fallout and News

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio from earlier today, where he joined hosts Scott Laughlin and Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to discuss all the latest news surrounding the LA Kings, including: Rob Scuderi, Kris Versteeg, Jeff Carter, Vinny Lecavalier, other trades considered, Darryl Sutter, Dean Lombardi, and much more.
The […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Real-Time Update on the Kopitar Contract Negotiations

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From every leading indicator, the ongoing contract talks between the Los Angeles Kings and Anze Kopitar are nearing the finish line. Back in November, we reported that the new contract was all but done – at what was believed to be a $9.75M cap hit over eight years – with a no trade / movement […]

Lombardi on Why He Made the Trade with Flyers and Why Now

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Shortly after the Los Angeles Kings’ acquisition of defenseman Luke Schenn and center Vincent Lecavalier from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for prospect Jordan Weal and a 2016 third-round draft pick, we joined a media conference call with GM Dean Lombardi, where he shared the following comments…
On what he sees in Lecavalier and Schenn:
“We […]

OPINION: Dustin Brown’s Future with the LA Kings

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Raise your hand if you’ve heard this before: Following trade rumors surrounding LA Kings captain Dustin Brown, a young player comes up from the AHL, adding energy to the team and balance to the offensive options – and then team goes on to win the Stanley Cup. Yes, history could be repeating itself about six […]