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, [...]

Lombardi and Robitaille on the hiring of Rob Blake as Kings Asst GM

As MayorsManor first told you about earlier in the week, Rob Blake has been named the new Assistant GM in Los Angeles. The Kings will hold a media conference call later this morning – so, we’ll have plenty more quotes throughout the day today.
However, here’s some instant reaction from Dean Lombardi and Luc Robitaille, courtesy [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Rob Blake will be named Asst GM in LA later this week

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The shocking news just continues to flow from Kings headquarters in El Segundo this week.
Fresh on the heels of Dean Lombardi’s long-time right-hand man, Ron Hextall, returning to the Flyers – on something he said was nothing more than following a ‘gut feeling’ – MayorsManor can now share the second piece… Rob Blake will be [...]

Dean Lombardi responds to Tyler Toffoli’s comments

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Throughout the week at Development Camp, Kings GM Dean Lombardi has been a highly visible presence. LA’s hockey mastermind has been like a shepherd watching over his flock – usually pacing around the rink or standing on the bench intently watching drills.
It’s an exciting time for a guy who places so much emphasis on player [...]

Lombardi has a Mitchell update and too many defensemen

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Earlier today we shared some comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi regarding ongoing contract negotiations with several of the team’s young players.
In addition to re-signing Keaton Ellerby to a one-year contract, Lombardi also added unrestricted free agent Jeff Schultz last Friday. Now, when you add in the qualifying offers he made to Alec Martinez and [...]

Lombardi on contracts he’s working on – ‘Every nickel counts’

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So far, the summer of 2013 hasn’t been quite the magical ride for Dean Lombardi that he experienced last year.
Not only did the Kings fall short of their goal – winning a second Stanley Cup – he also was faced with a shrinking salary cap to go along with three Unrestricted Free Agents and more [...]

Kings 2013 DevCamp: Seven questions with Kurtis MacDermid

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If you’re into long-shot and underdog stories, then Kurtis MacDermid is your guy.
The 6-foot-4 defenseman went from playing all of nine games his rookie year in the OHL to being passed over by every NHL team at the 2012 Draft. And why not, nobody knew he was and had hardly see him play.
However, that didn’t stop [...]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with Nic Dowd

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When the St. Cloud State Huskies made their first-ever appearance at the NCAA’s Frozen Four in April, they did it with two of Dean Lombardi’s recent draft picks – forward Nic Dowd (2009) and defenseman Kevin Gravel (2010).  Little did anybody know at the time though, the Kings would later select Dowd’s linemate, freshman Jonny Brodzinski, at last month’s NHL Draft.
All three [...]

2013 DevCamp Preview: Seven questions with Kevin Gravel

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With dozens of Kings prospects descending upon LA this week, we recently began our annual Development Camp Preview series. Things kicked off this time around with a pair of prospects selected at last month’s draft in New Jersey. Both guys – forward Justin Auger and defenseman Zac Leslie – had been teammates with the Guelph [...]

July 4th – an LA Kings birthday story

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We begin today with a special thank you to all the men and women who have bravely volunteered for military service. You’re a big reason why friends and families all across the country can safely gather tonight and enjoy spending time together. We truly appreciate all that you’ve done for us!
Now, we’d like to share [...]