Dean Lombardi – “Lesser Men Would Have Folded”

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Following the Kings trade with Carolina earlier today (broken down  here, including a detailed look at the price they paid), GM Dean Lombardi hosted a conference call with local media. Per the norm, there was a tremendous amount of content, so here is the first of a three-part article…
Lombardi on what he likes about how […]

UPDATED: Full Details on Kyle Clifford Extension

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Winning a Stanley Cup championship is hard enough, but as Kings GM Dean Lombardi has stated numerous times since 2012, trying to do it again brings even more challenges. Six players who suited up for Game 5 vs. the New Jersey Devils are no longer with the organization and several more players on the current […]

Confirmed: Kings Calling Up Derek Forbort, 10 Tidbits

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At the 2010 NHL Draft, held in Los Angeles for the first time, there was a buzz in the air about midway through the first round. GM Dean Lombardi was about to do what he does best at the league’s annual event, swap some assets with one of his cohorts. Dealin’ Dean ultimately traded his first round […]

FREE REPLAY: The Mayor on TSN Radio Talking Kings Problems

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Here is a free replay of “The Mayor” John Hoven on TSN Radio in Edmonton. During the segment they discussed Mike Richards future, Dean Lombardi’s heart-to-heart talk with Richards, Darryl Sutter’s use of young players, Anze Kopitar being on the same line with Marian Gaborik, Jeff Carter at center vs. wing, line combo suggestions, goalie Martin Jones, Slava […]

Lombardi’s Plans for the Cap Relief, Kings Defense

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Over the past few days, Kings fans have reached out through social media and email to enquire about what Dean Lombardi might be up to now that he finally has some salary cap relief for Slava Voynov’s spot on the L.A. roster.
Before we get into what is likely to unfold, it is always important to […]

Word Association with Willie Mitchell, Panthers captain

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With Willie Mitchell back in town, it seemed like the perfect time to break out something our readers are always asking for. Even though Florida’s morning skate was optional for their players today, to the surprise of nobody, Mitchell was not only out on the ice, but was one of the last players off it, as well. Soon after, he […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio – Carter, Kopitar, Voynov, Lombardi

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Here is a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joins host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to hit on a bunch of topics – including: changes in Jeff Carter, Jonathan Quick for Sidney Crosby, Slava Voynov, Anze Kopitar, Kyle Clifford, Brayden McNabb, Trevor Lewis, Jake Muzzin, Dean Lombardi’s […]

FREE REPLAY: TFP Live – talking Voynov future, Kopitar and Kings

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Enjoy a free replay of my guest spot on The Fourth Period Live with Dave Pagnotta and Dennis Bernstein on NHL Network Radio. During the Saturday afternoon spot a myriad of topics were discussed – including Slava Voynov, Anze Kopitar, Jeff Carter, Tyler Toffoli, Derek Forbort and more.
Give it a listen using the […]

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 […]