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Kings support Voynov's suspension

The Los Angeles Kings are expressing support for the NHL's decision to suspend Slava Voynov after the defenseman's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence. "I don't think there's any question that we're behind what the league has done," Kings general manager Dean Lombardi told reporters. The Kings went back to practice Tuesday for the first time since...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kings GM: NHL should educate after Voynov's domestic violence arrest

  Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi firmly supports the NHL's indefinite suspension of Slava Voynov, the quiet Russian defenseman arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. Lombardi also believes the NHL must supplement its swift discipline with an improved plan to provide hockey players with better preparation for many aspects of life outside the rink. '...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports West
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dean Lombardi On The Slava Voynov Suspension

from Rich Hammond of Kings Blog at the OC Register, After practice today, Kings president and general manager Dean Lombardi met with a group of beat reporters in his office to discuss Slava Voynov’s arrest and suspension.  Here is the first half of the transcript of what Lombardi said...  DEAN LOMBARDI  (On when and how he found out about Voynov...)  ...
Via Kukla's Korner
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings sign defenseman Jake Muzzin to 5-year extension

The Los Angeles Kings have retained another piece of their championship nucleus for the long haul, signing defenseman Jake Muzzin to a five-year contract extension, Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today in a team press release.The 6-3, 216-pound Ontario native's new contract extends him through the 2019-20 campaign.  He has not played yet in a game with the Kings...
Via The Daily Sports Herald
6 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Q&A with Kings general manager Dean Lombardi

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...
Via Fox Sports West
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings extend contracts of Lombardi, Sutter and Robitaille

The Stanley Cup champion Kings took care of another bit of housekeeping an important one by finalizing the contract extensions of General Manager Dean Lombardi, Coach Darryl Sutter and executive Luc Robitaille on Friday morning. Lombardi also holds the title of team president and Robitaille is the team's president in charge of business operations. As reported earlier this...
Via Fox Sports West
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Lombardi, Sutter to get contract extensions

General Manager Dean Lombardi, whose philosophy of building through the draft and prizing character provided the foundation of the Kings' Stanley Cup championship last spring, has made a handshake agreement with the organization on a four-year contract extension through the 2016-17 season. The deal, expected to be finalized within days, will be announced at the same time as a...
Via Fox Sports West
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dean Lombardi responds to clock controversy

Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said there is a scientific explanation for the apparent hesitation by the scoreboard clock at Staples Center on Wednesday night that preceded the last-second goal by Drew Doughty in the Kings' 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Times colleague Lisa Dillman asked Lombardi to respond to comments on the goal made by Blue Jackets General...
Via Fox Sports West
February 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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