Lombardi on Kings’ season – ‘We just got what we deserved’

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More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi…
On the amount of work ahead and reflection on the difference between this year and last year at this time:
“[We’ve been working to nail all of] that down. Because of what happened in the past, it was a more recovery-based offseason than upgrading our conditioning. A lot of time […]

Lombardi on Quick, Doughty, Kopitar – ‘The training wheels are off’

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More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi…
On the possibility of adding a more experienced player, ala Robyn Regehr, to the team for next season:
“That’s the one thing about this group; people forget how young they are. But, they’re not young in experience. People put these young guys down because they’re all 27 and younger. They’ve been […]

Lombardi’s on Contracts for Justin Williams and Andrej Sekera

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Below we have even more from this afternoon’s conference call with LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi In this segment of the call he discussed the contract status of impending unrestricted free agents Justin Williams and Andrej Sekera…
On which of the Kings’ contract dominos needs to fall first before the cap situation becomes more clear:
“I understand […]

Lombardi Has ‘Gut-wrenching’ Meeting with Jarret Stoll

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More from this afternoon’s conference call with LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi…
On his reaction to the off ice incidents this season and if it inspired him to plan for future similar issues:
“Yeah, I think both incidents generated a bunch of distraction during the year. During the first meetings and the debriefings at the end […]

Kings GM Dean Lombardi on the Future of Mike Richards

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Some of the comments supplied by Kings GM Dean Lombardi during his conference call this afternoon have already been posted in previous articles. This is what he had to share on the salary cap and Mike Richards…
On the difficulty of planning for salaries this summer:
“I think I made it clear that’s it has been very […]

Conference Call: Kings GM Dean Lombardi Talks up Jordan Weal

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We will have a ton of content up shortly from Kings GM Dean Lombardi’s conference call this afternoon. To kick things off, here is what he had to share on Jordan Weal when MayorsManor asked for an update on the current points leader in the AHL Calder Cup playoffs:
“He just won’t be denied. It’s hard […]

Kings Contracts: Heating up, Cooling off, and the Buyout

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When it comes to the Los Angeles Kings summer to do list, to say things are fluid would be about as obvious as calling the sky blue. A potential buyout for center Mike Richards and the ongoing legal issues surrounding defenseman Slava Voynov should be enough to bring everything else to a screeching halt. However, […]

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 […]