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


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 […]

Dean Lombardi – “Lesser Men Would Have Folded”


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 […]