Lombardi on Loyalty and Hockey Not Being His First Love

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There is still a tremendous amount of content to come following yesterday’s meeting with LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi. Two articles have already been published (see here). Now, here is the architect of the Kings’ two Stanley Cups talking more about the future…
On if he will continue to show such loyalty to players after the […]

Dean Lombardi – ‘This year, I’m batting about five percent’

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More from LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi…
On why the 2014-15 LA Kings may have underachieved:
“After every year, you make the list. Ron Wolf said if you’re right 50 percent of the time, you’re more than fine as a general manager. Most of the public only sees trades and free-agency signings. There are so many things […]

Lombardi on the Kings’ Players Locking Sutter Out

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More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi, who met with the media in Los Angeles earlier today…
On the New York Post report that claimed the players had locked Darryl Sutter out of the dressing room recently:
Unfortunately, it’s factually inaccurate… The timing is wrong, it happened in Tampa – not last week – then we won eight […]

Kings GM Dean Lombardi on Next Year’s Team

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First batch of quotes from Kings GM Dean Lombardi’s end-of-season meeting with the media today in Los Angeles…
On if the team will have a different style of play next season, one that is more skill-based:
“It’s a fair question. We always put that on the board every year we take a look at it. I […]

Dean Lombardi Offers a Mike Richards Update

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During Thursday night’s Kings at Canucks contest, Los Angeles GM Dean Lombardi offered updates on Mike Richards (including the real possibility of his return to the NHL), Jonathan Quick’s heavy workload, mentioned the absence of Slava Voynov, the challenges his team has faced this season compared to their 2012 Stanley Cup defense, and many other […]

Kings Trade Scenarios, Odds on Several Deals

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With the NHL Trade Deadline quickly approaching, we continue to be inundated with questions about what the Kings might be doing, who they’re looking at, which players might move, if they’re done making deals after the trade with Carolina, etc.
We have spent a ton of time on calls, texts, and face to face conversations over […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: More Trades, Kings-Ducks Preview

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about a myriad of topics, mainly trade related. They’ll discuss if GM Dean Lombardi overpaid to get Andrej Sekera, what other deals might the Kings be looking at, which team (other […]

One-on-One: Mike Futa on Sekera and Dealing Prospects

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We continue our ongoing coverage of L.A.’s trade with Carolina by checking in with Mike Futa, Kings Vice President of Hockey Operations. As noted in our initial article following breaking the trade on twitter, Futa and the 28-year-old defenseman have a history together, going back to their days in the Ontario Hockey League. Here are […]

Lombardi on Sekera Trade, Pearson, Clifford, and Voynov

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Following the Kings trade with Carolina earlier today, GM Dean Lombardi hosted a conference call with local media. In typical fashion, he had plenty to say on a myriad of topics. In earlier portions already posted (with links below), he explained in detail what’s been going through his mind over the past month and how […]

Lombardi on if Kings Have More Plans Before the Deadline

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Following the Kings trade with Carolina earlier today, GM Dean Lombardi hosted a conference call with local media. Here is part two of what he had to share…
On if the Kings are done or still might make other trades before the deadline:
“I have to be honest with you. I don’t see a lot. Knock on […]