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Re-signing Sekera a Top Priority for Los Angeles Kings

FEBRUARY 27: Andrej Sekera (#7) of the Los Angeles Kings controls the puck with Kyle Palmieri (#21) of the Anaheim Ducks trailing on February 27, 2015 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Mandatory Credit: Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images) Kings’ General Manager Dean Lombardi is known around Los Angeles to have somewhat of a knack for mid-season trades. In 2012, his deadline...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Which NHL teams need the biggest overhaul?

It can be a rebuild or you can miss the playoffs by a few points, either way several teams this offseason need to make adjustments to compete in the near future. These are the teams with the most pressing needs. Toronto Maple Leafs TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 8: The current Toronto Maple Leafs team take in a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Leafs 64′ Stancley...
Via Bloguin Best
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Which NHL teams need the biggest overhaul?

It can be a rebuild or you can miss the playoffs by a few points, either way several teams this offseason need to make adjustments to compete in the near future. These are the teams with the most pressing needs. Toronto Maple Leafs TORONTO, ON – FEBRUARY 8: The current Toronto Maple Leafs team take in a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Leafs 64′ Stancley...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings Players Locked Darryl Sutter Out Of The Dressing Room

LA Kings players LOCKED THEIR HEAD COACH Darryl Sutter out of the dressing room recently. Larry Brooks writes:Slap Shots has been told by two sources that the Kings locked the door to their locker room following a defeat on the road within the last two weeks so that Sutter could not get in and deliver what the players apparently expected to be another in a series of lectures/tirades...
Via Bob's Blitz
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings GM Dean Lombardi admits that players did lockout coach Darryl Sutter

The Los Angeles Kings didn’t expect their season to go the way it did this season. After winning the Stanley Cup Finals last season, many are wondering if head coach Darryl Sutter will be back with the team next season. Especially after a report by the New York Post saying that the players locked Sutter out of the locker room after a recent road game. Kings general manager Dean...
Via No Guts, No Glory
April 13, 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 AP on Fox
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings' front office finding ways to stay busy during recent win streak

The Los Angeles Kings have come on so strong of late that general manager Dean Lombardi decided it was time to keep it going in both the long-and short-terms. Looking ahead, only two days after signing fourth-line center Jordan Nolan to a three-year contract extension, Lombardi signed Kyle Clifford to a five-year extension. A few hours later, Lombardi traded a conditional first-round...
Via Fox Sports West
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings' front office finding ways to stay busy during recent win streak

The Los Angeles Kings have come on so strong of late that general manager Dean Lombardi decided it was time to keep it going in both the long-and short-terms. Looking ahead, only two days after signing fourth-line center Jordan Nolan to a three-year contract extension, Lombardi signed Kyle Clifford to a five-year extension. A few hours later, Lombardi traded a conditional first-round...
Via Fox Sports West
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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 for veteran...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Forward Nolan signs 3-year extension to remain with Kings

  Forward Jordan Nolan signed a three-year extension with the Los Angeles Kings, team president and general manager Dean Lombardi announced Tuesday. The 25-year-old Nolan has four goals this season in 36 games for the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, who've worked their way back into the thick of the playoff race with a seven-game winning streak. Drafted in the seventh round...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Jordan Nolan signs 3-year extension with Kings

LOS ANGELES (AP) Forward Jordan Nolan signed a three-year extension with the Los Angeles Kings, team president and general manager Dean Lombardi announced Tuesday. The 25-year-old Nolan has four goals this season in 36 games for the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings, who've worked their way back into the thick of the playoff race with a seven-game winning streak. Drafted in the...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Richards: Will he be back?

The Kings announced yesterday that center Mike Richards has cleared waivers and will report to the Manchester Monarchs of the AHL. General manager Dean Lombardi addressed the media earlier this week, and he believes that there’s a chance the big club could see Richards again this season. “There’s still time here,” Lombardi told ESPN.com on […] The post Mike Richards: Will...
Via Along the Boards
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings' Dean Lombardi named Executive of the Year by the L.A. Sports Council

Dean Lombardi, the president and general manager of the Kings, has been named Executive of the Year by the L.A. Sports Council. Lombardi's midseason trade for Marian Gaborik helped spark the Kings to the Stanley Cup championship in 2014 as Gaborik scored 14 postseason goals. It was the second time in three years the Kings won the Stanley Cup Finals and clinched both at Staples Center...
Via Fox Sports West
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Kings give Darryl Sutter anniversary win over Phoenix

It was on this day three years ago, Dec. 20, that Darryl Sutter was lured away from his frigid cattle ranch in Canada to coach the Los Angeles Kings.  Sutter didn't remember his anniversary. Although he remembers shoveling manure when general manager Dean Lombardi called, a story that all of L.A. and all of hockey isn't likely to forget, and he remembers coming to L.A., where there...
Via Fox Sports West
December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings defenseman Alec Martinez has finger surgery

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Alec Martinez has undergone finger surgery, leaving the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings short of healthy defensemen again. General manager Dean Lombardi told the team's official website that playoff hero Martinez had surgery Friday. Martinez was hurt blocking a shot midway through a 2-0 loss to Dallas. He left Staples Center wearing a wrap on his left...
Via AP on Fox
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries and Voynov situation force Kings to play shorthanded

The Los Angeles Kings find themselves in a difficult position when they skate against the Philadelphia Flyers. Due to injuries around the roster to Marian Gaborik, Trevor Lewis and most recently Anze Kopitar along with the ongoing Slava Voynov investigation, the Kings will be shorthanded on their bench. The Kings will only be able to dress 11 forwards. Obviously, the Kings aren...
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October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Injuries and Voynov situation force Kings to play shorthanded

The Los Angeles Kings find themselves in a difficult position when they skate against the Philadelphia Flyers. Due to injuries around the roster to Marian Gaborik, Trevor Lewis and most recently Anze Kopitar along with the ongoing Slava Voynov investigation, the Kings will be shorthanded on their bench. The Kings will only be able to dress 11 forwards. Obviously, the Kings aren...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Injury Update: Jake Muzzin is Cleared to Play Thursday

The Los Angeles Kings will welcome defenseman Jake Muzzin back to the lineup on Thursday. Per Rich Hammond from the Orange County Register , Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi stated that Muzzin is scheduled to return on Thursday against the Buffalo Sabres.  #456499120 / gettyimages.com Jake Muzzin has not played in the regular season as he suffered an upper body injury during the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 22, 2014  |  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. ''We need...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2014  |  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 support Voynov's suspension after arrest

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) 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. The Kings went back to practice Tuesday for the first time since Voynov was arrested early Monday morning at a hospital. The two-time Stanley Cup-winning defenseman hasn't been charged, but Kings coach...
Via AP on Fox
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

2014-15 Los Angeles Kings Preview: Dynasty Brewing In L.A.?

The Los Angeles Kings became the first team to win two Stanley Cups in three years during the salary cap era when they defeated the New York Rangers in a five-game championship series last season. The Kings’ next challenge is to become the first repeat champion since the 1997-98 Detroit Red Wings. Los Angeles came closer to repeating than many of the recent champions in 2012-13...
Via NESN.com
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Review and Preview: Los Angeles Kings

The Los Angeles Kings are living up to their royal namesake.#450341290 / gettyimages.comLOS ANGELES KINGSRoster changes: IN: Adam Cracknell (from St. Louis), David Van Der Gulik (from AHL Lake Erie) Roster changes: OUT: Willie Mitchell (to Florida), Linden Vey (to Vancouver) Re-signed: Marian Gaborik (UFA), Dwight King (RFA) Cap situation:2014-'15: 23 players, $69.79M on...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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