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DEAN LOMBARDI RUMORS

Did the Kings overpay Anze Kopitar?

After a week of “will he or won’t he”, Anze Kopitar reached an $80 million deal over eight years with an average AAV of $10 million a year. The deal is front loaded and in his first year he will make $14 million and it descends downward over the course of the contract. In the last four years, there is a modified no-trade clause as well. The deal had been reportedly agreed...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings hire former banned player to help with troubled players

The LA Kings have had an offseason to forget. They’ve had multiple players get in trouble with the law and now they’ve taken the necessary steps in order to hopefully prevent further trouble in the future. GM Dean Lombardi confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the club has hired Brantt Myhres as the team’s player assistance director. Myhres will help players and will be an...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Team USA names Dean Lombardi as GM for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey

Dean Lombardi, the president and general manager of the Los Angeles Kings, has been named the GM of Team USA for the 2016 World Cup.Lombardi has managed the Kings to two Stanley Cup victories in the last four seasons and has served as a part of the U.S. Men's National Advisory Group since 2009. He joined the Kings as president and GM in 2006. He previously worked with the Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

GM confirms Kings players locked out Sutter, calls it 'scuffle'

A day after the reigning Stanley Cup champions ended their playoff-less season -- and a day after a report surfaced saying players locked head coach Darryl Sutter out of the dressing room in Vancouver last week, Los Angeles Kings general manager and alternate governor Dean Lombardi sat down with reporters at the team's El Segundo, Calif., headquarters on Sunday to confirm the report...
Via Fox Sports
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings' Lombardi considers moves after champs miss playoffs

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi assembled a team that won two Stanley Cup titles and 10 playoff series in three seasons with the belief that teamwork and trust mattered as much as talent. After the Kings' remarkable run quietly ended Saturday, Lombardi has a long summer to contemplate how far he should extend that trust for another year. Los...
Via Associated Press
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Andrej Sekera trade worth risk for red-hot Los Angeles Kings

By Nicholas Goss The Los Angeles Kings are finally starting to look like a team that’s won two Stanley Cup championships in the last three years. After a sluggish start to the 2014-15 campaign, L.A. has won eight straight games and knows it has a great chance to become the first team to claim back-to-back Stanley Cup titles since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings. This is why trading...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lombardi faces new challenge in suspension of Voynov

Dean Lombardi has ventured into uncharted waters. The Los Angeles Kings' general manager has never faced an indefinite suspension in the salary cap era before.  It's not quite as simple as recalling a defenseman to fill the spot of suspended defenseman Slava Voynov. There are too many moving parts, too many parties involved and too many questions that he just doesn't have the answers...
Via Fox Sports West
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings’ Jake Muzzin Signs Five-Year, $20 Million Contract Extension

Dean Lombardi knows how to build a winning NHL franchise. The Los Angeles Kings general manager has put together two Stanley Cup-winning teams over the last three years, and he’s constructing the foundation for more championships by re-signing top-four defenseman Jake Muzzin to a team-friendly five-year, $20 million contract. The team announced the deal Wednesday afternoon, and...
Via NESN.com
October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Announces Finalists For General Manager of the Year Award

The NHL announced Friday that Dean Lombardi of the Los Angeles Kings, Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens and Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks are the three finalists for the 2014 GM of the Year Award. Murray’s Ducks set franchise records for points (116), wins (54), road wins (25) and finished with the best record in the Western Conference for the first time in team history...
Via NESN.com
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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