Kyle Clifford – ‘This isn’t just a tight team, it’s a tight organization’

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Kings GM Dean Lombardi has already provided local media with his thoughts (and there were lots of them) regarding his club missing the playoffs. Same for Dustin Brown and Anze Kopitar, who met with the media following exit interviews on Monday at Toyota Sports Center. Their thoughts are posted here – including what it might […]

FREE REPLAY: WCB on NHL Radio with Bob McKenzie, and Others

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Bob McKenzie of TSN, Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth Period magazine, Bobby Ryan of the Ottawa Senators, and Shawn Campbell of Montreal Canadiens radio all joined this week’s Two Man Advantage show on NHL Network Radio with Jonathan Davis to talk about the status of the Los Angeles Kings, Toronto Maple Leafs, Anaheim Ducks, Ottawa […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings Problems, WC Playoff Predictions

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about the Los Angeles Kings missing the playoffs and to offer predictions on all eight Western Conference teams who did make it into post-season play. Among the highlights were a look […]

Dustin Brown on Fixing the Kings, Pushing Back on Sutter

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Never one to shy away from the media, Kings captain Dustin Brown met with a small group gathered at the team’s training facility in El Segundo earlier today. Following his club missing the playoffs for the first time since 2009, there was obvious disappointment and many in management, as well as inside the locker room, […]

Brown, Kopitar, Sutter on Life Without Stoll and Williams

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Among the Kings myriad of roster issues needing to be addressed over the next two months is what to do with pending unrestricted free agent forwards Jarret Stoll and Justin Williams. Both were critical pieces to the team’s two Stanley Cups. However, given the salary cap issues facing GM Dean Lombardi, there likely won’t be […]

Lombardi on Loyalty and Hockey Not Being His First Love

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There is still a tremendous amount of content to come following yesterday’s meeting with LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi. Two articles have already been published (see here). Now, here is the architect of the Kings’ two Stanley Cups talking more about the future…
On if he will continue to show such loyalty to players after the […]

Dean Lombardi – ‘This year, I’m batting about five percent’

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More from LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi…
On why the 2014-15 LA Kings may have underachieved:
“After every year, you make the list. Ron Wolf said if you’re right 50 percent of the time, you’re more than fine as a general manager. Most of the public only sees trades and free-agency signings. There are so many things […]

Lombardi on the Kings’ Players Locking Sutter Out

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More from Kings GM Dean Lombardi, who met with the media in Los Angeles earlier today…
On the New York Post report that claimed the players had locked Darryl Sutter out of the dressing room recently:
Unfortunately, it’s factually inaccurate… The timing is wrong, it happened in Tampa – not last week – then we won eight […]

Kings GM Dean Lombardi on Next Year’s Team

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First batch of quotes from Kings GM Dean Lombardi’s end-of-season meeting with the media today in Los Angeles…
On if the team will have a different style of play next season, one that is more skill-based:
“It’s a fair question. We always put that on the board every year we take a look at it. I […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Radio: Kings Final Push, Sharks Changes

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Enjoy a free replay of this week’s Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio. John Hoven joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to touch on all the latest happenings in the Pacific Division. Among the highlights were a look at Kings coach Darryl Sutter starting Martin Jones over Jonathan Quick in Edmonton, the impact of […]