Lombardi Opens Up About Scuderi, Versteeg, Gaborik and the Blackhawks

We already have the audio from today’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi up on the homepage. Below are selected comments from the call, where he opened up about Rob Scuderi, Kris Versteeg, Marian Gaborik, the Chicago Blackhawks, and more…
On the acquisitions of Scuderi and Versteeg:
“Huge. Rob was fairly easy. The biggest thing too […]

Lombardi on Status of Milan Lucic Extension with LA Kings

We already have the audio from today’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi up on the homepage. Now, here are some specific thoughts he shared related to a possible contract extension for Milan Lucic:
I think it’s safe to say we’ve had a number of discussions with all of our (impending) free agents and we’re […]

FREE REPLAY: Lombardi Conference Call on Trade Deadline

Following the conclusion of today’s 2016 NHL Trade Deadline, LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi hosted a conference call with the media where he shared a myriad of opinions related to what his team has been up to and their mindset moving forward.
Enjoy a free replay of the call via the audio player below and/or […]

10 Things to Know: LA Kings and Monday’s Trade Deadline

It’s that time of the year again, when everybody in the hockey world nearly loses their mind. Executives, scouts, coaches, fans, media, et al. have been consumed with trade talk for several weeks now and it will only continue to increase leading into Monday’s NHL Trade Deadline.
As in past years, we have recently spent endless […]

Real-Time Update on the Kopitar Contract Negotiations

From every leading indicator, the ongoing contract talks between the Los Angeles Kings and Anze Kopitar are nearing the finish line. Back in November, we reported that the new contract was all but done – at what was believed to be a $9.75M cap hit over eight years – with a no trade / movement […]

Lombardi on Why He Made the Trade with Flyers and Why Now

Shortly after the Los Angeles Kings’ acquisition of defenseman Luke Schenn and center Vincent Lecavalier from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for prospect Jordan Weal and a 2016 third-round draft pick, we joined a media conference call with GM Dean Lombardi, where he shared the following comments…
On what he sees in Lecavalier and Schenn:
“We […]

OPINION: Dustin Brown’s Future with the LA Kings

Raise your hand if you’ve heard this before: Following trade rumors surrounding LA Kings captain Dustin Brown, a young player comes up from the AHL, adding energy to the team and balance to the offensive options – and then team goes on to win the Stanley Cup. Yes, history could be repeating itself about six […]

Lombardi on Lucic Trade – ‘We gave up quite a bit; right fit though’

We will have a lot more content up soon from this afternoon’s conference call with newly acquirred Kings forward Milan Lucic and GM Dean Lombardi. To get started, here is the first part of the call with Lombardi…
On how long he was looking at this trade and/or working on it:
“I enquired about him at the […]

Kings Trade Trio of Assets for Bruins’ Milan Lucic

If you simply looked up the top level particulars on Milan Lucic, you would assume he’s custom-built for the L.A. Kings organization. Standing 6-foot-4, the bruising left wing has spent his entire eight-year career playing in the rough and tumble town of Boston. With 342 points (139 goals, 203 assists) in 566 regular season games, […]

UPDATE: Mike Richards on Waivers; Buyout Next?

By now, nearly everybody knows there is much more to the story. His play has declined over the past few seasons – or at least his production has – and he simply isn’t cap-friendly enough for the Kings to hold on to at this point, with a contract that has five years remaining at $5.75M per. GM […]