Lombardi on Doughty’s conditioning and Ontario, Canada

Nearly every LA Kings player was regularly featured on MayorsManor during the lockout. The one guy who managed to slip through the cracks a bit was defenseman Drew Doughty. He came on the MM show in late October to tell some funny stories and Jeff Carter says he saw him at Christmas time, but it’s been pretty sparse other than those brief contacts.

Even earlier this week, after news broke about the new CBA, Dustin Penner was worried – “I haven’t talked to him. I’m not sure they even have cell towers in London yet.”

That’s London, as in Ontario, Canada – not England.

“I don’t know what it is about that place,” Colin Fraser said with a laugh, speaking about Doughty’s hometown pride.

Of course, one of the main reason anybody asks about Doughty these days is to find out about his conditioning. Much was made about it over his first few years in the league and last season he came into camp a step behind after a much publicized contract dispute.

But, this time around, it looks like GM Dean Lombardi has kept a close on things – even though he wasn’t allowed contact with his players during the lockout.

“The rumor is, it’s pretty good,” Lombardi told MayorsManor, when asked about Doughty’s current physical shape. “The one thing about Ontario, it’s a huge place, but when it comes to hockey, it’s like Mayberry. So, everybody knows everything. The rumors so far are good. I got it right from Floyd in the barbershop.”

Note to webmasters/reporters: When recapping news or interviews from this site please include a link to www.MayorsManor.com

Recent Articles

LA Kings Prospect Tracker – Week Ending January 20, 2020

While the parent club concluded another leg of the regular season up until the all-star break, future Kings and hopeful professionals continue in their own respective leagues.
EUROPE
Samuel Fagemo: Forward, Frölunda HC, SHL (2nd round pick in 2019)
Regular season: 7 goals, 6 assists, plus-0, 6 PIM in 24 games played
The Swedish speedster was held off the […]

Behind the Scenes: Creation of the LA Kings 2020 Outdoor Jersey

Jersey leaks are part of the game. At MayorsManor we’re proud of the fact we’ve broken the news on every jersey the Kings have launched over the past 10 years. However, a leak doesn’t always tell the whole tale of how a jersey evolves from a rough idea to an actual sweater worn by NHL […]

LA Kings 2020 Prospect Rankings – Honorable Mentions

As difficult as it may be, we ask for just a little patience before you jump down to the actual rankings.
We know, people love lists – and even more than reading them, they love to debate them.
Yet a small amount of context is pretty critical to the overall process here, regardless if you’re an avid […]

Major News Items

Kings Of the Podcast Ep. 15.1 with Jaret Anderson-Dolan

Feel free to admit it - there are few things in life better than a surprise episode. Yet, here we are, back with Kings of the Podcast Episode 15.1, just a few days after our latest release! Here's a very brief look at … [Read More...]

More Prospect News

Comments

  1. Deano, your priceless!
    Let’s hope DD remembers his priceless contract now!

Trackbacks

  1. […] Lombardi wasn’t joking, maybe that barber in London did give him some good info about what had been going on back home because to to get to this […]