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THE MATURATION OF MUZZIN

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Jake Muzzin had already faced plenty of adversity even before reaching the NHL. The 6’3”, 216 lb. Woodstock, Ontario native’s Junior career with the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds was delayed a year after off-season back surgery which caused him to miss the entire 2005-06 OHL season. The injury also limited him to just 37 games in his rookie season...
Via The Hockey Guys
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
20 days ago  |  Discuss

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 Bloguin Best
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Capitals' Richards not taking anything for granted in return

NEW YORK (AP) Mike Richards is glad to be back in the NHL and believes his biggest adjustment after missing the first half of the season will be the speed of the game. ''Watching hockey at home and being away from it I think you just take for granted playing and being in the NHL,'' the 30-year-old center said Thursday, a day after agreeing to a one-year, $1 million deal with the...
Via AP on Fox
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Kings-Canucks Preview

The Los Angeles Kings have built a Pacific Division lead mainly with solid defense, but losing the catalyst for a balanced offensive attack still isn't ideal. Luckily for them, Jeff Carter's injury doesn't appear to be too serious. Carter might only miss this matchup against the Vancouver Canucks as the Kings continue their road trip Monday night. Los Angeles (21-11-2) had dropped...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Slava Voynov to Return to Russia

Slava Voynov battles for position with the San Jose Sharks’ Jason Demers during a game at Staples Center (Mandatory Credit: Harry How – Getty Images) In a statement released by his agent Wednesday, Slava Voynov said he plans to self-deport to Russia with his family, effectively ending his career with the Los Angeles Kings and potentially in the National Hockey League. “Earlier...
Via The Sports Journal
September 19, 2015  |  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

The 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 Bloguin Best
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

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
May 23, 2015  |  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 Puck Drunk Love
April 27, 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

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

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

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

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 Bloguin Best
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
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