Lombardi on a possible contract extension for Rob Scuderi

More from the scrum with Kings GM Dean Lombardi earlier today…
Question: A month or so ago you mentioned about starting talks with Rob Scuderi (who will become an unrestricted free agent this summer) about an extension. Can you give us an update on that situation?
Answer: “I think you’ll see us now, and we just started [...]

Rob Scuderi talks sloppy play, big hits and cloudy future in Minnesota

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Following the Kings 4-2 win in St. Louis on Thursday night, here’s what defenseman Rob Scuderi had to share…
- On the overall game: “I thought we played our game the entire time. We were real good defensively and made our offense out of that. The one game, I think we played pretty sloppy - but you [...]

Drew Doughty talks Jake Muzzin and Rob Scuderi

Drew Doughty post-game comments…
- On the communication between him and Muzzin: “It’s getting there. In the defensive end we still have some of our differences, but offensively we’re doing well together. So we just have to keep working on that defensive game, and we’ll be a good pair together.”
- On when he communicates most with [...]

Word Association: Morrow and the Stars take on seven Kings

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We’re going a different direction this time around.
Frequent readers to MayorsManor are well aware of our Word Association features and have enjoyed them as part of our game day previews this season.  Usually though, we’re talking to the Kings’ players about their opponents.  Today, we went inside the Dallas Stars locker room to collect some thoughts about their LA [...]

And just what type of trade is Lombardi looking to make?

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Have you had enough of Kings GM Dean Lombardi yet?  Of course you haven’t.  This is the final batch of quotes from today’s conference call following the trade of Simon Gagne.  After this, we’re moving on to comments from Asst GM Ron Hextall.
If you’re joining late though and want to start at the beginning, click here.
Otherwise, [...]

Word Association: Six Kings take on Four Blackhawks

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Sunday afternoon the suddenly surging Kings will get a chance to extract a little revenge on the red-hot Blackhawks in Chicago.  It was just last month that the two teams met in Los Angeles on opening day of the 2013 season.   That game was a decisive win for the road team and the Kings are [...]

Word Association: Five on Four, Kings vs Blue Jackets

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As part of our preview for tonight’s Kings v Blue Jackets game we played Word Association with five Los Angeles players, asking them to react to the names of four Columbus players. Like usual, these were all done one-on-one, so no player heard what the other guy said – which is interesting when you compare their answers…
Rob [...]

Trio of Kings’ players provide early reviews on Keaton Ellerby

Trading a fifth round draft pick for a guy playing on another teams’s third defensive pairing usually doesn’t bubble up to the surface as a major story. However, when the defending Stanley Cup Champions are missing two of their key weapons on the blueline and the new guy coming in is only a few years [...]

Dustin Penner and Rob Scuderi – just a couple of homebodies

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During the early part of last season we had a series of articles where members of the LA Kings talked about things they had learned about their teammates. According to readers, some of the most popular answers were Dustin Brown trying to explain the subtle differences between nerd vs. geek and then-newcomer Mike Richards talking about [...]

Dubinsky fined, not suspended, for hit on Scuderi

Following a supplementary discipline hearing this morning, the NHL has announced that Columbus Blue Jackets forward Brandon Dubinsky has been fined $10,000 - the maximum allowed under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.
The hearing took place by phone, where Dubinsky was given an opportunity to explain this hit on Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi:

At the time, Dubinsky was [...]