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DEAN LOMBARDI RUMORS

Leafs' Tim Leiweke didn't want Darryl Sutter in L.A.

When Dean Lombardi was about to hire Darryl Sutter as coach of the Los Angeles Kings, he did what all general managers must do. He went to his boss and informed him of the move he was prepared to make. The conversation didn’t go well. Lombardi was told in no uncertain terms that hiring Sutter wasn’t the right move, may be “the worst decision you’ve ever made” and speculated...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

After second title, Dean Lombardi set to work on Kings' roster again

A day after their parade to celebrate this season’s Stanley Cup championship, the Kings will have to turn the page — and quickly. Already in effect, the buyout period for contracts is open until June 30. Compliance buyouts offer a rare opportunity — coming out of the last collective bargaining agreement — to make heavy salary-cap hits go away. The Kings have a player who...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Dean Lombardi Has Some Off-Season Work To Do

from Lisa Dillman of the LA Times, If Lombardi sticks to his track record, he will try his hardest to keep Richards and make the other pieces fit. Other less sentimental general managers would likely take the easier, colder route and give him a compliance buyout. But Lombardi has always done things in his own way, and because of that, Richards — who has won at every level...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 17, 2014  |  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

Sutter, Lombardi, Robitaille extended

The Los Angeles Kings have given multiyear contract extensions to coach Darryl Sutter, general manager Dean Lombardi and president of business operations Luc Robitaille. The Stanley Cup champions announced the deals Friday, a day before they begin defense of their title at home against Chicago. Sutter took over for the fired Terry Murray in December 2011 and immediately led the...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 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

Lombardi's faith in trades rewarded in Cup run

Three games into the Los Angeles Kings' Stanley Cup Final series against the New Jersey Devils, the only remaining question is whether the parade route will travel down Figueroa or Olympic. Amongst the backdrop of constant "We Want the Cup" chants by a Staples Center record crowd of 18,764, the eighth-seeded Kings improved to 15-2 in the 2012 postseason with an emphatic...
Via Fox Sports West
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Lombardi On the Carter Trade

from Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider, I’ll have the full transcript of the Dean Lombardi conference call shortly, but here are the highlights… – Talks with the Blue Jackets started “heating up” about a week ago. – Lombardi said he understands that taking on Carter’s big contract is a risk, but feels it is worth it. – Carter will have to do an extensive physical...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 23, 2012  |  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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