FREE REPLAY: Hoven on Sportsnet, Talking Kopitar, Lucic, and Jones

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio in Calgary with Pat Steinberg and Rob Kerr, where they discussed the latest on a possible contract extension for Anze Kopitar, Boston trading Milan Lucic to Los Angeles, the status of Andrej Sekera, what happened with Martin Jones, and more.
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FREE REPLAY: Hoven and Haggerty on NHL Radio, Latest Kings and Bruins News

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John Hoven joined host Jonathan Davis for this week’s edition of the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio, where they covered all of the latest Kings news – including: Mike Richards going on waivers for the purpose of a buyout, Jarret Stoll’s status in Los Angeles, how the Milan Lucic trade came about, Justin Williams, […]

Scouting Info on Austin Wagner, Kings Fourth-Round Draft Pick

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Kings GM Dean Lombardi loves to trade up at the NHL Draft, and he did it again this year, moving up to No. 99 overall, selecting 6-foot-1 left wing Austin Wagner from the WHL’s Regina Pats.
To acquire the pick, Los Angeles sent their 104th pick in the 2015 Draft and a sixth round pick selection […]

Scouting Info on Alexander Dergachyov, Kings Third-Round Draft Pick

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With their second pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, No. 74th overall, the Los Angeles Kings selected 6-foot-4 forward Alexander Dergachyov from Russia. He played in the World Junior Championship tournament last winter. He also is one of the oldest first-time eligible players in this year’s Draft, as he missed the cut off last year […]

NHL Draft: Kings Select Erik Cernak in Second-Round

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With their first pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, No. 43rd overall, the Los Angeles Kings selected 6-fot-4 defenseman Erik Cernak from Slovakia.
The right shot defender was part of his native country’s World Junior team at the past two tournaments, earning a bronze medal in 2015, as well as playing for HC Kosice most […]

Milan Lucic – ‘Kings Are Stanley Cup Contenders Next Season’

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Following the Kings trade for Milan Lucic earlier this afternoon, the former Boston Bruin forward spoke with the media via conference call and shared the following:
On his feelings being traded away from Boston:
“It was definitely an emotional call. I could sense it his (Sweeney) voice that it was an emotional call for him and even […]

Lombardi – ‘Without Toffoli Signing, Couldn’t Have Made This Trade’

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More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi regarding today’s trade for left wing Milan Lucic…
On acquiring a player who only has one year left on his contract:
“I think, given the fit, it made sense to push the envelope. We were able to pull this off – and we need a backup goalie now and we’ll probably […]

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

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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

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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, […]

AHL: San Diego Gulls Hire Eakins as Coach; Has ‘Fire Burning to Get Back’

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The San Diego Gulls announced Friday that Dallas Eakins will be the team’s head coach for the inaugural 2015-2016 season.
Eakins, 48, last coached the Edmonton Oilers to the beginning of the 2014-2015 season but was fired last December after a string of losses. Prior to that Eakins was a member of the Maple Leafs organization […]