Dustin Penner sets the record straight on his future

Dustin Penner is one of those players that can be described as a lot of different things to a lot of different people. He’s universally loved by his teammates and has likely frustrated every coach he’s played for. Many fans love him, others want to love him, but resist because of his point totals. Physically, [...]

Mark Hardy links Doughty and a Kings prospect, plus talks future plans

Monday afternoon at Moorpark Country Club, about an hour northwest of Staples Center, former Kings Jim Fox and Dave Taylor held their 25th annual charity golf tournament. Even though the two public faces of the event have long since been retired, both are still as popular as ever judging by the excited group of fans [...]

10 Tidbits on Matt Frattin, new LA Kings forward

Jonathan Bernier is now a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and in return the Kings received ‘three assets’ – as Dean Lombardi would say – a second round pick in the 2014 or 15 draft, goaltender Ben Scrivens and forward Matt Frattin.
If you’ve been keeping up with your reading on MayorsManor, you already know [...]

What the Kings can offer Rob Scuderi now

Welcome back to summer school. This is Salary Cap 101, week two.
Please take copious notes, there will be a pop quiz later this week.
We pick things up following the trade that went down over the weekend between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Let’s begin with a few quick reminders – (a) when evaluating a [...]

Lombardi’s views on what Matt Frattin brings to the LA Kings

Yes, there’s still more from today’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi.
In addition to his previously posted thoughts on why Jon Bernier was dealt to Toronto, changes to Willie Mitchell’s health, talks with Dustin Penner’s agent, negotiations with Bud Holloway and a potential new contract for Rob Scuderi – what, that’s not enough for [...]

Lombardi explains how and why Bernier was dealt to Toronto

We already have comments from Dean Lombardi talking about Bud Holloway, Willie Mitchell, Dustin Penner and Rob Scuderi from today’s conference call up on the homepage. Now, let’s double back and take a look at how this all started – a trade that sent goaltender Jonathan Bernier to Toronto.
“Since last year,” Lombardi said, when asked how [...]

Ron Hextall on the Beriner trade to Toronto, details on two new Kings

More on the Jonathan Bernier trade to Toronto…
The basics of the deal – along with some highlights of Matt Frattin – were posted earlier today at this link.
Now, here’s some thoughts from Kings Assistant GM Ron Hextall:

We’ll have comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi up in about an hour.
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10 Tidbits with first Development Camp invitee of 2013

Even though their season is over, the LA Kings are still gearing up for a very busy next couple of weeks. Major items remaining on the agenda include the impending trade of Jonathan Bernier, next weekend’s NHL Draft and one of the most anticipated events of the summer – Development Camp.
Approximately 25 of their top prospects [...]

Prospect Brandon Kozun primed for a shot at LA dreams

When Kings prospect Brandon Kozun was in LA last month as part of the ‘Black Aces’ group, he greeted us with the same attitude we’ve come to expect over the last few years – “It’s awesome to be back. I love this place,” he told MayorsManor upon arriving in town. “Any time I can come [...]

Voynov signs six-year deal, now comes the hard part

One piece of Dean Lombardi’s summer chemistry project is now complete. With defenseman Slava Voynov agreeing to a six-year, $25 million deal, the Kings’ GM can now move on to other pieces of the puzzle.
First though, a few notes on Voynov.
Originally selected by LA in the second round of the 2008 NHL Draft, Voynov has been playing [...]