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After two straight playoff runs extending well into June, Dustin Brown believes the Los Angeles Kings only get the full benefit of all that experience if they stay together.
Two days after the Kings' title defense ended in the Western Conference finals in Chicago, Brown echoed his teammates' desire Monday to keep the Kings' core largely intact this fall. The captain echoed the thoughts of general manager Dean Lombardi, who said he'll endeavor to keep nearly every significant contributor to the team coming off the most successful two-year stretch in franchise history.
When they return in September, the Kings likely will make more changes than they did before this season, when everybody who touched the ice during their Stanley Cup title run returned. Brown just hopes the changes only enhance a team that has earned the right to keep working toward another title.
''We've been in a lot of tough situations,'' Brown said at the Kings' training com...
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The day after the Los Angeles Kings were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi shared his thoughts on a variety of topics.
A recap of the biggest talking points.
What the last 24 hours has been like:
I think the disappointment is obviously the losing but I think theres a bit of, this is something Ive always said...
After the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup defense came to a crashing end in the Western Conference finals, general manager Dean Lombardi felt he couldn't fault his team for its effort or its tenacity.
Lombardi also believes the Kings can stay in annual Cup contention for quite a while.
The Kings spent Sunday decompressing from their elimination by the Chicago Blackhawks...
Kings GM Dean Lombardi, left, and coach Darryl Sutter have built a great team in Los Angeles. (Mark J. Terrill, AP)
After shocking the hockey world and becoming the first 8-seed in American sports to win its league’s championship, the Los Angeles Kings seemed to be in a good position to return to the Stanley Cup Finals in a shortened 2013 season. Alas, after moving past St. Louis...
The picture above shows two of the most respected players in the National Hockey League after a hard fought series, and final game 5 that ended the Los Angeles Kings season by the hands of Patrick Kane (left), also ending the possibility of a repeat Stanley Cup Champion for the first time since Scotty Bowman lead the Detroit Red Wings to back-to-back wins in ’97 and ’98...
The Kings will head back home to Los Angeles after Game 5 of their Western Conference Final series with the Chicago Blackhawks, just not for the reasons they intended.Los Angeles had an opportunity to extend the series to a sixth game at Staples Center after tying Saturday's contest in the final seconds, but the Blackhawks eventually prevailed 4-3 in double overtime, ending the...
With their hearbreaking 2OT loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, the Los Angeles Kings' defense of the Stanley Cup came to an end. Kings fans were crushed, but leave it up to the masterminds at the Los Angeles Kings Twitter account to diffuse the situation with humor.
No word on if the Penguins took them up on the offer.
Oh, Darryl Sutter, your style of engaging with the media is one part Tortorellan, one part Babcockian and one part, "Whee, this is fun! Whee! Whee! Listen to me, hee hee!"
Per NHL.com's Curtis Zupke, the Los Angeles Kings' coach offered an insight into one of his players' injuries suffered during their playoff run in...Typical Darryl Sutter fashion:
from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times,
Moments after the Kings' season ended in the longest game in franchise history, General Manager Dean Lombardi walked into the dressing room and was confronted by silence.
There was a visible sense of disappointment and anger from players at the fact their Stanley Cup reign ended Saturday in a Game 5 double-overtime loss to the Chicago...
Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports the Rangers may seek to speak with Kings assistant John Stevens about their head coaching vacancy.
Stevens was the head coach in Philadelphia for 3+ years guiding them to the Eastern Conference Finals in 2007-08.
Brooks adds that the Canucks have shown interest in Stevens.
...Stevens is an interesting candidate. He had mixed...
No, this isn't the end of All The Kings Men Podcast... but rather it's it's a brand-new edition of All The Kings Men Podcast!!! Jesse Cohen and I chat with Master Recapper, PumperNicholl, in which we raise a glass to the 2013 Los Angeles Kings season. Later, Jesse and I are joined by Jon Hoven from Mayors Manor... and well... you have to listen to it to believe...
*THE FOLLOWING BELOW IS NOT WRITTEN BY THE ROYAL HALF,
BUT RATHER PUMPERNICHOLL, OUR MASTER RECAPPER*
KINGS 3, BLACKHAWKS 4 (2 OT)
Reaction to LA Kings loss. vine.co/v/bLQbQxhETJD
— TimmyLove (@TheRealFakeTim) June 9, 2013
We've all been there, kid.
We pick up action late in the third period as the Los Angeles Kings season seems all but over...
Standing in the way of the Chicago Blackhawks are the Boston Bruins. Check out some of the injuries of the L.A. Kings. Sounds like they were a pretty banged up hockey team.
Dustin Brown says he tore his PCL in his knee in Game 6 last round. Played through it
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) June 9, 2013
Justin Williams says he played with a slight shoulder separation...