Checking in with Willie Mitchell and his partially tested knee

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For the Kings to enter this season as an improved hockey club – or at the very least on equal footing, following the loss of Rob Scuderi to the Penguins this summer – the health of Willie Mitchell is paramount.
He didn’t play in the team’s first pre-season game on Sunday, nor will he suit up for […]

Top 10 LA Kings prospects – 2013 pre-season rankings, numbers 1-5

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Now that you’ve had a chance to hopefully digest the first part of these rankings (posted here), where we looked at the lower half of the top 10, it’s time to get into the high rent district. This edition of our Kings pre-season prospect rankings features a new number one overall, another player who climbed six […]

AUDIO: Guest spot on NHL Network Radio – talking Clifford, Kings plans

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Over the weekend I joined host Nick Alberga for another guest spot on NHL Network Radio (XM 92 / Sirius 207). Because not everybody has satellite radio, we thought it best to share the audio here.
In the segment we discussed MayorsManor breaking the news of Kyle Clifford’s new two-year contract with the Kings, Willie Mitchell’s […]

LA Kings Media Roundtable Part 4 – talking defense and division

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We know you’ve been patiently waiting all week for the next installment from the annual KingsCast summer forum – aka the Kings Media Roundtable.  So, here we go with episode four…
Along with a handful of other people who cover the team, we recently spent time debating key issues currently surrounding LA’s hockey team.  In the initial video […]

AUDIO: Guest spot on Edmonton radio – talking Brown and Clifford

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With all the breaking news surrounding the LA Kings this week, I once again took a few laps around the hockey radio airwaves – with guest spots on the NHL Network (Sirius/XM), Sportsnet in Calgary and The Team in Edmonton.
If you missed the Calgary spot, it’s posted here.  We talked about a handful of topics, including the […]

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 talks more positively about Willie Mitchell’s future

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In a bit of a change from several recent answers, Kings GM Dean Lombardi was speaking more positively when asked about the future of Willie Mitchell during today’s conference call. Take a look…
“That’s added to the dilemma, right?” Lombardi said, referring to Mitchell’s $3.5 million contract that would be ‘freed up cap space’ should he […]

Dean Lombardi’s latest update on Willie Mitchell

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Going all the way back to this conversation with Kings GM Dean Lombardi in early April, there’s been a dark cloud hanging over the future playing career of defenseman Willie Mitchell.
When the lockout shortened season began it looked like he’d be back in a few weeks, then maybe months.  Once he was shut down for […]

Another LA Kings player joins twitter

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If you’re not on twitter, really, what are you waiting for?
It’s the quickest way to get all the news from around the NHL, including 140-character comments from several players.
Specific to the Kings, there are already a fair amount of players on twitter, with each bringing their own personality and style.
For example, there’s Dustin Penner. Already […]

Kings GM Dean Lombardi on the future of Willie Mitchell

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Last hour we posted the first half of an interview with Kings GM Dean Lombardi, who was on Sportsnet Radio (Fan 590) in Toronto earlier today. In that article he shared thoughts about the Dustin Brown suspension and provided an early outlook heading into next week’s playoffs. Now, for the conclusion, here’s what he had […]