There’s no denying that being a General Manager in the National Hockey League is a year-round job. In addition to putting a team together for the NHL’s regular season, there’s scouting, the draft, salary cap related contract issues, trades, injury management and much more. Just this season alone, Kings GM Dean Lombardi oversaw multiple deals [...]
Kings captain Dustin Brown won’t be in the line-up for tonight’s regular season finale at Staples Center. Instead, he’ll miss his second consecutive game, sitting on the sidelines after being suspended for elbowing Jason Pominville in the head last Tuesday.
Watching from afar is a new experience for Brown though. Prior to missing Wednesday’s game in Detroit, he had played in 314 [...]
Last hour we posted the first half of an interview with Kings GM Dean Lombardi, who was on Sportsnet Radio (Fan 590) in Toronto earlier today. In that article he shared thoughts about the Dustin Brown suspension and provided an early outlook heading into next week’s playoffs. Now, for the conclusion, here’s what he had [...]
On Wednesday afternoon the NHL suspended Kings captain Dustin Brown for two games, as a result of a hit on Jason Pominville of the Minnesota Wild. Earlier today, GM Dean Lombardi was on Sportsnet Radio (Fan 590) in Toronto and offered thoughts about the ruling, as well as provided an early outlook heading into next [...]
Towards the end of today’s chat with Kings GM Dean Lombardi we were able to go deep on the team’s top prospects…
- On how important it is to get a first round draft pick back this year (Columbus had the option of taking LA’s first round pick in 2012 or 2013 as part of the [...]
Defenseman Willie Mitchell, arguably the Kings best overall player on the blueline last season, has missed all of 2013 after injuring his knee during the lockout (explained here). As he told us recently, it’s been a frustrating experience to go from finally winning a Stanley Cup to sitting on the sidelines waiting to return. However, after [...]
With the NHL Trade Deadline now behind us, Kings GM Dean Lombardi was made available for questions earlier today. Among the many things discussed was the actual process he went through in acquiring defenseman Robyn Regehr, possible trades for an additional forward, Willie Mitchell’s injury, the development of key prospects, plans for the 2013 NHL [...]
More from the scrum with Kings GM Dean Lombardi earlier today…
Question: A month or so ago you mentioned about starting talks with Rob Scuderi (who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer) about an extension. Can you give us an update on that situation?
Answer: “I think you’ll see us now, and we just started [...]
We’re going to have a lot of quotes up this afternoon from Kings GM Dean Lombardi. After pracitce today he shared thoughts on a myriad of topics, starting with yesterday’s trade with the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Robyn Regehr…
Question: Can you take us through the process of how something like a [Robyn] Regehr trade comes [...]
In 2010 and 2011 we wrote several articles noting the parallel path the Kings and Dodgers were traveling. Both teams were being run by General Managers with ties to the Bay Area and were building from within, waiting to add a few key pieces from the outside when the time was right.
A race for who [...]