Lombardi talks more positively about Willie Mitchell’s future

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In a bit of a change from several recent answers, Kings GM Dean Lombardi was speaking more positively when asked about the future of Willie Mitchell during today’s conference call. Take a look…
“That’s added to the dilemma, right?” Lombardi said, referring to Mitchell’s $3.5 million contract that would be ‘freed up cap space’ should he [...]

Lombardi on potential new contracts for Scuderi and Penner

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It’s no real secret at this point, the LA Kings have major salary cap troubles this summer. As Kings GM Dean Lombardi pointed out earlier today though, finally pulling the trigger on the Jonathan Bernier trade has gone a long way towards determining what the team will be capable of doing to round out their [...]

Ron Hextall on the Beriner trade to Toronto, details on two new Kings

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More on the Jonathan Bernier trade to Toronto…
The basics of the deal – along with some highlights of Matt Frattin – were posted earlier today at this link.
Now, here’s some thoughts from Kings Assistant GM Ron Hextall:

We’ll have comments from Kings GM Dean Lombardi up in about an hour.
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Bernier trade completed, first notes on Frattin and Scrivens

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Nothing like a little hockey news over Sunday brunch.
It’s official. After months years of speculation, the Kings have traded Jonathan Bernier. Although he’s been linked to over half the teams in the league at various times, his next stop will be the Toronto Maple Leafs.
In return for the former first round pick, LA received forward [...]

POLL: What should the Kings do with Rob Scuderi?

With the signing of Slava Voynov earlier today the Kings now have five defenseman under contract for next season – Drew Doughty, Matt Greene, Willie Mitchell. Robyn Regehr and Voynov.
They also have used up $56.76M of the allowed $64.3M salary cap on 15 players. That leaves an average of about $950K each for the remaining [...]

It’s all about Jeff Carter and Jack Johnson

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With the Columbus Blue Jackets in town to face the LA Kings, it’s not that surprising that most of the talk over the last 24 hours has been about Jeff Carter and Jack Johnson. After all, they were the two central pieces in a trade last season that helped change things for both franchises. Columbus received [...]

Lombardi on what’s going on with the Kings’ top prospects

Towards the end of today’s chat with Kings GM Dean Lombardi we were able to go deep on the team’s top prospects…
- On how important it is to get a first round draft pick back this year (Columbus had the option of taking LA’s first round pick in 2012 or 2013 as part of the [...]

Robyn Regehr’s first interview as a member of LA Kings

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Fresh off of participating in his first practice as a member of the Kings, Robyn Regehr spoke with the local media earlier today.  At 6-foot-3, 225 lbs, he’s expected to fill a hole the team has struggled with all season due to the absence of Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell. Primarily a stay-at-home defenseman, Regehr had two [...]

Dean Lombardi on acquiring Robyn Regehr – how, the price, etc.

We’re going to have a lot of quotes up this afternoon from Kings GM Dean Lombardi. After pracitce today he shared thoughts on a myriad of topics, starting with yesterday’s trade with the Buffalo Sabres for defenseman Robyn Regehr…
Question: Can you take us through the process of how something like a [Robyn] Regehr trade comes [...]

Only three guys on the outside looking in, plus Drewiske traded

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One of the many things that helped the Kings during last year’s playoff run was their balanced scoring, with nightly contributions coming from up and down the line-up. In fact, 17 different players contributed a goal during their 20-game run to capturing the Stanley Cup.
After a disappointing end to their homestand last week – where they were [...]