Dustin Penner leaves, Dan Carcillo joins LA Kings

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A little sarcasm on this fine Tuesday… With the departure of Ron Hextall on Monday, Kings GM Dean Lombardi moved quickly to replace his Flyers quotient by adding left wing Daniel Carcillo on Tuesday.
[Happy now? Back to playing it straight for a few minutes.]
In Carcillo the Kings add a left wing (and a left shot) [...]

Info on LA Kings 2nd Round Pick: Valentin Zykov

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Kings GM Dean Lombardi had to wait over three hours to make his first pick at the 2013 NHL Draft, but he’s finally in on the fun.
As we predicted, he traded up from late in the second round to get into the top 40 overall (and the top 10 of the second round).  To do [...]

POLL: LA Kings 2013 Draft

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Up on the homepage right now we have an in-depth preview for the LA Kings’ 2013 NHL Draft, where we also reviewed GM Dean Lombardi’s history of making at least one trade on each selection weekend since taking over in 2006.
So, he’s entering this year’s event with 10 total draft picks over the seven rounds. As [...]

Scouting Report on new LA Kings goalie Ben Scrivens

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Earlier this week we posted 10 Tidbits with new Kings forward Matt Frattin, giving you a chance to learn more about the Kings newest forward. Of course, coming to LA with the former Maple Leaf is goaltender Ben Scrivens.
By now you’ve probably read a few a high-level bullet points on the 26-year old netminder – [...]

EXCLUSIVE: Jim Fox breaks down the Bernier-Frattin trade

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As the Kings’ TV color analyst for the past few decades now, Jim Fox has seen the carousel of goaltenders the team has gone through at times. Although it had to be done, nearly everybody in the organization was sad to see Jonathan Bernier get dealt to Toronto. On the ice, his talents suggest he’s [...]

10 Tidbits on Matt Frattin, new LA Kings forward

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Jonathan Bernier is now a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs and in return the Kings received ‘three assets’ – as Dean Lombardi would say – a second round pick in the 2014 or 15 draft, goaltender Ben Scrivens and forward Matt Frattin.
If you’ve been keeping up with your reading on MayorsManor, you already know [...]

What the Kings can offer Rob Scuderi now

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Welcome back to summer school. This is Salary Cap 101, week two.
Please take copious notes, there will be a pop quiz later this week.
We pick things up following the trade that went down over the weekend between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs.
Let’s begin with a few quick reminders – (a) when evaluating a [...]

Kings players have parting thoughts for Jonathan Bernier

You’d be hard pressed to find a negative article on new Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier. He was a consummate professional during his time as a member of the Kings organization.
So it’s no surprise that as today wore on and the news of his departure from LA began to spread, several of his now-former teammates [...]

Lombardi’s views on what Matt Frattin brings to the LA Kings

Yes, there’s still more from today’s conference call with Kings GM Dean Lombardi.
In addition to his previously posted thoughts on why Jon Bernier was dealt to Toronto, changes to Willie Mitchell’s health, talks with Dustin Penner’s agent, negotiations with Bud Holloway and a potential new contract for Rob Scuderi – what, that’s not enough for [...]

Lombardi explains how and why Bernier was dealt to Toronto

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We already have comments from Dean Lombardi talking about Bud Holloway, Willie Mitchell, Dustin Penner and Rob Scuderi from today’s conference call up on the homepage. Now, let’s double back and take a look at how this all started – a trade that sent goaltender Jonathan Bernier to Toronto.
“Since last year,” Lombardi said, when asked how [...]