VIDEO: New thoughts from Dean Lombardi

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Multiple clips from a recent Dean Lombardi interview…

The Dilemma…

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If you missed the latest LA Kings Media Roundtable, click here now – we debate if Lombardi’s roster style still works in today’s NHL.
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LA Kings Media Roundtable Part 5 – Does Lombardi’s style work?

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This is it, the final edition of this summer’s LA Kings Media Roundtable – aka the annual KingsCast summer forum.
Along with a handful of other people who cover the team, we recently spent time debating key issues currently surrounding your favorite hockey team. In the initial video we argued about free agency, Dustin Brown’s contract [...]

Salary Cap Crunch – Kyle Clifford or Trevor Lewis?

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We keep waiting for people to beg for mercy, complaining that their heads hurt from all the math. Instead, the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive all summer long to our series of salary cap articles. And why not, if there was ever a period in NHL history where you really needed to understand the cap [...]

Lombardi impressed by Brown during contract negotiations

Thursday brought a plethora of comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi, new Assistant GM Rob Blake and team captain Dustin Brown.
Guess what though? There’s still more!
This article will round out the thoughts shared by Lombardi. It’s the final set of quotes from his conference call with the media, where he talked more about the Brown [...]

Wait, the Kings trade for Dan Carcillo isn’t official?

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There was so much news out of LA Kings headquarters on Thursday it was dizzying at times. And one of the little nuggets that could have easily slipped through the cracks was a brief mention about the previously announced acquisition of Dan Carcillo.
According to GM Dean Lombardi, the trade is actually not a 100% done deal [...]

Lombardi – ‘It was what you would expect your captain to do’

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Here’s more from Kings GM Dean Lombardi, talking about the eight-year contract extension signed by team captain Dustin Brown…
- On why the extension came together so quickly:
“I think it’s well known that Brownie did his own contract, but the biggest thing, I think, is that you’re starting to have all the blocks in place for [...]

Dustin Brown – ‘We weren’t built to win the Cup just one year’

There’s a lot of news in Kings Land today, so be patient. We’re cranking it out by the truck load. If you want the skinny on Rob Blake being hired, full comments from the former Kings defenseman and GM Dean Lombardi are already up.
Now, let’s hear from Kings captain Dustin Brown, who signed an eight-year [...]

Lombardi responds to anybody critical of Rob Blake hiring

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During today’s conference calls with Dean Lombardi and Rob Blake, neither man shied away from the fact that some Kings fans – albeit, a small vocal group – may not like the hiring of the future Hall of Fame Player.
Despite a long list of credentials, including being the Kings’ all-time leader in games played, goals, [...]

Dean Lombardi on how and why he hired Rob Blake

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We’ve already posted Rob Blake’s full comments from this morning’s media conference call. Now, here’s what Dean Lombardi had to say about his new Assistant GM…
- On what made Blake the right guy for the job:
“There’s a number of things. First and foremost though, I think that this job entails so much more than generally [...]

VIDEO: Lombardi and Robitaille on Dustin’s Brown’s new contract

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Following up on the announcement of Dustin Brown’s new eight-year contract extension with the Kings, below is some instant reaction from Dean Lombardi and Luc Robitaille.
Also, worth noting, the Kings will hold a media conference call later this afternoon with Brown and Lombardi – so, we’ll have plenty more quotes throughout the day today.
Until then, [...]