FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NBC Radio, What if Lecavalier Doesn’t Retire

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NBC Sports Radio in Phoenix, where he joined hosts Dave and Greg Isaac to discuss a myriad of Kings-related topics, including: what happens if Vinny Lecavalier doesn’t want to retire at the end of the season, which Kings players may be traded next summer, a […]

Lombardi on Why He Made the Trade with Flyers and Why Now

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Shortly after the Los Angeles Kings’ acquisition of defenseman Luke Schenn and center Vincent Lecavalier from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for prospect Jordan Weal and a 2016 third-round draft pick, we joined a media conference call with GM Dean Lombardi, where he shared the following comments…
On what he sees in Lecavalier and Schenn:
“We […]

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on Sportsnet, Talking Kings-Flyers Trade and Next Moves

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Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on Sportsnet Radio with Rob Kerr earlier today, where they discussed the Kings-Flyers trade, Luke Schenn, Jordan Weal, Vincent Lecavalier upcoming retirement, Anze Kopitar’s contract status, Dean Lombardi, Milan Lucic heading into free agency, Dustin Brown’s potential future in Los Angeles, the 2017 NHL All Star […]

Puck Probability: Odds for Flyers at Kings, December 6

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Where do we even begin, as the hours countdown to the second and final meeting of the season between the Kings and Flyers? Many of the storylines have been well documented over the past few seasons, so let’s try to stay current. Although we had Philadelphia as the team coming out of the Eastern Conference […]

Post-game with Simmonds and Schenn – talking Lappy, chirping, celebrations

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Flyers’ forwards Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn made their returns to MayorsManor on Friday, after a few year absence since being dealt by the Kings to Philadelphia in the Mike Richards trade. Following up on those pre-game comments, here’s what both players had to say after shutting out LA 2-0 on Saturday afternoon…
Simmonds on his […]

Ron Hextall on Lombardi, Simmonds, the Kings, more

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There’s no denying Ron Hextall has almost always been associated with the Flyers. However, he’s greatest accomplishment in hockey came in Los Angeles when the Kings won the Stanley Cup in 2012. The former goaltender was an integral part of GM Dean Lombardi’s inner-circle and helped craft the roster that eventually claimed the most coveted […]

Catching up with Brayden Schenn

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My chat with Philadelphia forward (and former Kings prospect) Brayden Schenn following the Flyers practice at TSC this afternoon…
On being back at TSC after all these years:
“Yeah. Obviously, it’s cool to get back. I’m excited for the game tomorrow, my first time playing in L.A. Obviously, being drafted here, I didn’t play a whole lot […]

Mike Richards trade for Simmonds and Schenn revisited

In the 40-plus year history of the Los Angeles Kings franchise, there have been some pretty big trades. Obviously, none bigger than a deal that went down in August 1988 with the Edmonton Oilers.
However, several moves since then have also created some earthquake like tremors within the LA hockey community. For example, just […]

LA Kings vs Flyers – what to watch for… with Ian Laperriere

Talk show host Jim Rome likes to joke that if you’re fortunate enough to spend 15 minutes with quarterback Tim Tebow, your life is better for it. Earlier this week, I tweeted an update to that expression…’If you’re lucky enough to spend five minutes with Ian Laperriere, your life is better for it.’
There’s probably […]

Dean Lombardi ‘troubled’ by Ryan Smyth trade request

When the NHL schedule came out yesterday it revealed the Kings will host both the Washington Captials and Pittsburgh Penguins.  Sid and Ovi coming to town? Usually that’s enough to talk about on a boring Thursday in June.
Yet, leave it to Dean Lombardi to throw that one out the window.
First, he made a huge trade with […]