Lombardi’s Plans for the Cap Relief, Kings Defense

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Over the past few days, Kings fans have reached out through social media and email to enquire about what Dean Lombardi might be up to now that he finally has some salary cap relief for Slava Voynov’s spot on the L.A. roster.
Before we get into what is likely to unfold, it is always important to […]

Puck Probability: Odds for Kings at Stars, November 22

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With the Kings set to complete their three-game season series with the Stars in Dallas on Saturday night, we have our first return guest here on the Puck Probability series. Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News was so much fan last time around, he’s back to help us close out the set between these […]

Kings Options on Defense with Voynov Out

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Although this should hardly need a preface, we’ll provide one anyway. We are more concerned about the well-being of all parties involved in today’s events than we are about the sport of hockey at the moment. Naturally, we wish nothing but the best outcome for all involved – and that means their health and safety […]

Kings Final Roster Moves Set, Ready for 2014-15

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With the Kings final preseason game now in the books and the NHL season ready to kick off on Wednesday night, it’s now time for the remaining bit of housekeeping coming out of training camp – submitting the final 23-man roster to the league.
Word here is Weal will indeed be back in Manch. Expect that […]

Understanding the Kings Problems on Defense

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To read this article in its proper context, Kings fans are advised to try and be as objective as possible for maximum impact. In other words, you’re going to need to read this more with your head, and less with your heart.
Whenever projecting future lineups it’s always important to remember the NHL stands still for […]

Training Camp Open, Kings Trade Coming Next

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Last summer, Dean Lombardi and his staff spent hours, days, and weeks-on-end agonizing over the salary cap. How were they going to get certain people re-signed, fit everybody under the cap, and make it all work without damaging their future wiggle room? In the end, Lombardi and Jeff Solomon, his key right hand in these […]

The Mayor on TSN Radio – talking Voynov, Kings and Oilers

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Here is a free replay of the “The Mayor” John Hoven talking Kings and Oilers hockey on TSN Radio in Edmonton. Among the many topics discussed during the spot were prospects, Jeff Schultz, Adam Cracknell, Dean Lombardi, Marian Gaborik, Mike Richards, the salary cap, questions on defense, Slava Voynov, and much more.
Give it […]

Kings re-sign UFA defenseman Jeff Schultz

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On the eve of Free Agency officially beginning in the NHL, the LA Kings have added a little bit of depth to their blueline. Last summer, with Rob Scuderi about to depart to another team and Willie Mitchell’s future very much in doubt, Kings GM Dean Lombardi moved quickly to sign Jeff Schultz, who had […]

Kings coaches to Jeff Schultz – ‘You know how to play’

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Early Monday Morning, defenseman Jeff Schultz received his 2013-14 Player Evaluation from MayorsManor correspondent Andy Tonge (who covered the AHL’s Manchester Monarchs for us this season). Several hours later – not that there’s really much of a correlation between the two events taking place on the same day – Dean Lombardi’s summer 2013 […]

Pre-Game 2: Jeff Schultz talks making his Kings debut tonight

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As noted in a MayorsManor article over the weekend, after playing for the Manchester Monarchs this season, Jeff Schultz will step into the Kings line-up for the first time tonight, replacing injured Robin Regehr. After the team’s morning skate in Anaheim, here’s what he shared with the gathered media…
Fair to say you’ve worked all season […]