Ah, ah, ah – not so fast.
You probably thought once the NHL season finally started the CBA talk would go away, right?
Well, this isn’t necessarily about the lockout itself, but it certainly is a discussion that was born out of what resulted from all those NHL/NHLPA meetings over the last six months.
Among the many nuances associated [...]
Ah, ah, ah – not so fast.
In some circles, LA Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi is referred to as ‘Dealer Dean,’ largely because of his frequent swapping of draft picks and prospects. More recently though, he’s been all about big-name trades, landing the top prize each of the last two seasons on Deadline Day - Dustin Penner from Edmonton in 2011 and Jeff [...]
The world may indeed be getting smaller everyday thanks to the internet, cell phones and other technological advances. But, when you’re a General Manager in the National Hockey League and your number one center goes down with a knee injury 5,000 miles away – during a period where you’re prevented from talking to him – words [...]
If there are two sides to every story, the truth about Thomas Hickey probably lies somewhere in the middle.
Kings GM Dean Lombardi was hired in April 2006, two months in advance of the NHL Draft that June. With his first selection as the head of the team’s table at the league’s annual ball for amateur players, Lombardi selected [...]
Much to their chagrin, the LA Kings opened training camp today without the services of top center Anze Kopitar. When we asked coach Darryl Sutter about his plans for the top six forwards on Thursday night he was pretty coy about things. GM Dean Lombardi spilled the news though, Jeff Carter was temporarily moving back to center.
You may have read this line somewhere before…
Drew Doughty, future Norris Trophy winner.
That’s what was being thrown around when the Kings used the second overall pick at the 2008 NHL Draft to take the London, Ontario native.
Things started off on the right foot too, as he made the team the following October at just 18 years [...]
Last weekend, initial reports out of Sweden indicated Anze Kopitar’s right knee had a mild sprain and he’d be out 2-3 weeks. After he received an MRI there on Monday the Kings were given a copy of the report. Soon thereafter, Kings GM Dean Lombardi confirmed to Helene Elliott of the LA Times that the original diagnosis looked [...]
Nearly every LA Kings player was regularly featured on MayorsManor during the lockout. The one guy who managed to slip through the cracks a bit was defenseman Drew Doughty. He came on the MM show in late October to tell some funny stories and Jeff Carter says he saw him at Christmas time, but it’s [...]
The only thing more agonizing than waiting for the NHL and NHLPA to reach a new Collective Bargaining Agreement might be the wait for details on the upcoming season and the abbreviated training camp that will precede it. However, some points of interest and thoughts started to emerge after the Kings’ press conference last night.
- Camp [...]
Based on the volume and type of questions coming in on twitter, facebook and our email address, it looks like about 30% of hockey fans might have checked out for long periods during the lockout. Honestly, who can blame them? The whole process was dreadful and became beyond frustrating with each passing day. So, like a five [...]