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 [...]
With the 2014 NHL Draft done and wrapped up, Rob Blake and Mark Yannetti spoke directly with MayorsManor about trading Linden Vey and the two prospects LA drafted in the second round. Check out their comments below…
Blake, on trading Vey to move up in the second round rather than trading picks:
“Well, I think if you [...]
General Manager Dean Lombardi traded Linden Vey to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for the 50th overall pick and then selected defenseman Roland McKeown from the Kingston Frontenacs.
Earlier this year, Vey was the highest rated prospect in the Kings system. If he makes the Canucks roster, Vey will be reunited with his former junior coach [...]
Guests Dennis Bernstein and Drew Remenda joined us for the March 9, 2014 edition of West Coast Bias on NHL Network Radio.
With the NHL Trade Deadline now over, it was time to dissect who were the real winners and losers heading into the league’s final stretch of regular season games. Dennis Bernstein of The Fourth [...]
On Tuesday night, just hours after the NHL Trade Deadline, I was once again back on TSN Radio with Jason Strudwick. He asked me to break down the Kings trades – including the acquisition of Marian Gabroik and the loss of both Hudson Fasching and Nick Deslauriers. Plus we looked at what the San Jose [...]
Wrapping up our Dean Lombardi series for the day, below are his final thoughts related to what went down in and around the trade deadline and what it means for the LA Kings going forward. Here, he talks about Tyler Toffoli and Linden Vey – including confirming last week’s MayorsManor report where we laid out [...]
We already posted part one of today’s chat with Kings GM Dean Lombardi (linked here). Now, let’s take a look at what he offered up when asked about the Marian Gaborik acquisition…
“[You try to] make sure your team has all the weapons necessary. I think this was one weapon that we were lacking. The [...]
When we mentioned the Kings going off-the-radar yesterday, we weren’t joking.
If you’ve been reading MayorsManor, you know that L.A.’s top priority has been to get a heavy-playing defenseman. Now, they think they’ve found their man – and so far, they’ve managed to do it without giving up Justin Williams for salary purposes.
In fact, as [...]
MayorsManor has never been a rumor site, and we’re not that interested in moving things in that direction. However, you guys have been firing questions from all angles over the past few weeks, so let’s at least update the information we provided in our detailed trade article posted last week.
Now, while the general direction of the [...]
Earlier today I was back on NHL Radio with Boomer for another segment of Mayor’s Minutes. Of course, the conversation wan dominated by trade talk, as the NHL Deadline is quickly approaches. After spending some time on the LA Kings, we also looked at the latest trade rumors involving the Anaheim Ducks, Dallas Stars, Phoenix [...]