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Lightning strike twice with Yzerman, Cooper combo

They don’t have the hardware of, say, Dean Lombardi + Darryl Sutter or Stan Bowman + Joel Quenneville, yet the Tampa Bay Lightning’s front office duo of GM Steve Yzerman and head coach Jon Cooper seem like they have the potential to do something special. Sure, they both took very different paths to this very intriguing fork in the road, yet both appear bright and nimble enough...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Marian Gaborik Takes Ice Bucket Challenge To Different Level, Nominates Kings GM

Perhaps Marian Gaborik should have called this the “Snow Bucket Challenge.” I would love to hear the reaction of his GM Dean Lombardi upon being nominated for it. [@MGaborik10] The post Marian Gaborik Takes Ice Bucket Challenge To Different Level, Nominates Kings GM appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The LA Kings’ Newest Prospect: Adrian Kempe

On June 27, 2014, the Los Angeles Kings selected Adrian Kempe from the Swedish Hockey League as the 29th player in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. The Kings GM Dean Lombardi drafted Kempe in order to replace their centerman, Jordan Nolan, who will not be returning to LA for the 2014-2015 season. At 6’2″ and 187 lbs., Kempe fits the position as a grinder who knows how to hit hard and...
Via TopSportsReport
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Marian Gaborik inks seven-year contract with Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have inked forward Marian Gaborik to a seven-year contract, team president and general manager Dean Lombardi announced Wednesday according to a press release. Gaborik, who led all playoff performers with 14 postseason goals and ranked fourth in points with 22, was an integral part of the Kings' run to their second Stanley Cup in three seasons. He was acquired...
Via Fox Sports West
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Keeping Mike Richards, Re-Sign Matt Greene To Four-Year Contract

Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi was a finalist for the NHL’s general manager of the year award, in large part because of his ability to keep the Kings’ core together for so long. Two key pieces of said core will remain with the team for the foreseeable future. The Kings are holding on to both forward Mike Richards and defenseman Matt Greene after the team elected...
Via NESN.com
June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ducks’ Murray takes GM of the Year award

The 2014 GM of the Year Award went to Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray. Murray is the fifth winner of the newly established trophy for the top executive in the NHL. He joked that he would easily switch places with Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi, who finished third in voting but whose team happened to win the 2014 Stanley Cup. Plenty of votes also went to Montreal Canadiens...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Kings will not buy out contract of Mike Richards

The Kings have decided against buying out the contract of center Mike Richards, according to General Manager Dean Lombardi. Richards, who has been a key factor in the Kings' two Stanley Cup wins in the last three seasons, is in the middle of a 12-year contract worth $69 million. The agreement was signed when Richards was with the Philadelphia Flyers. A compliance buyout would...
Via Fox Sports West
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings Will Not Buy-Out Mike Richards

via Lisa Dillman tweets, Breaking news ... OK, not really. But Kings will NOT be buying out the contract of center Mike Richards, according to Dean Lombardi. Would have been surprised, actually, it if it had been the other way around. In other words, no compliance buyouts, DL says.
Via Kukla's Korner
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Changes to Los Angeles Kings’ Roster will be Strictly Voluntary

  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America   By: Ryan Kiray (@RyanK_THG) Dean Lombardi is very good at his job. The Los Angeles Kings are fresh off their second Stanley Cup victory in three years, and while they have not yet reached the level of dynasty that some over-eager commentators wish to thrust upon them, they are not far removed. This year’s Stanley Cup winners could...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Promote John Stevens To Associate Head Coach

The Los Angeles Kings have promoted John Stevens to Associate Head Coach, and re-signed both Assistant Coach Davis Payne and Goaltending Coach Bill Ranford to new contracts, Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter and Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The Kings, who set an NHL record by winning three Game 7s on the road, and tied an NHL record by playing 26 postseason...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

John Stevens Promoted To Associate Head Coach In Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have promoted John Stevens to Associate Head Coach, and re-signed both Assistant Coach Davis Payne and Goaltending Coach Bill Ranford to new contracts, Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter and Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. The Kings, who set an NHL record by winning three Game 7s on the road, and tied an NHL record...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 18, 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

How Kings stack up against other dynasties

LOS ANGELES -- After the Los Angeles Kings won their second Stanley Cup in three years Friday night, many were saying we were watching a dynasty form. As an eight seed two years ago, many said their run was a fluke. The players scoffed - and proved everyone wrong the following season when they made it to the Western Conference Finals and lost to the eventual Cup champions. Two in...
Via Fox Sports West
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Marian Gaborik Trade Paying Off For The Kings

from James A. Conley of Shnarped, Marian Gaborik made Dean Lombardi and the LA Kings winners of this year’s NHL Trade Deadline. Now, the Kings are one game away from making Gaborik a champion. Playing on his third team in two seasons, Gaborik started the year alternating turns between underwhelming play and injuries on an also-ran club in Columbus. By March, his...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Darryl Sutter Return As Coach Of The Kings?

from Tim Wharnsby of CBC, Here are three storylines for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup final between the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers on Hockey Night in Canada from Madison Square Garden on Wednesday evening... Will this be Darryl Sutter's final game behind the Kings bench? Sutter will turn 56 on Aug. 19. Since his playing days ended in 1987, he has been behind...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Maturity Will Improve Drew Doughty’s Game

from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail, For years, the Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi has compared Doughty’s development to that of the Hall of Famer Ray Bourque. They are two players who, in their draft years, were identified as both supremely talented and clueless about conditioning. Doughty’s nickname was Dough Boy, and Bourque was associated with too much doughnut consumption...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down NHL Media Day

from Jill Painter of the Los Angeles Daily News, Ahhhh, Stanley Cup media day. It hardly lives up to its NFL counterpart of the Super Bowl. It’s far from the glitz, glamour and obnoxious behavior, but it’s a mini version of the event that’s high on endless questions, clichés, laughs and such. It’s the game before Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Kings...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Darryl Sutter Sets The Tone For The Los Angeles Kings

from Rich Hammond of the Los Angeles Register, The Kings seem to have taken on the personality of their coach, Darryl Sutter. Yes, he has one. Sutter, a man of few words, can also be defined by a few. Discipline. Preparation. Honesty. Consistency. Work. Work. Work. Sutter is, without contradiction, the most simple and most complex coach in the NHL. In 2 1/2 years on...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

GM of the Year Nominees Announced

NHL-Marc Bergevin (Montreal Canadiens), Dean Lombardi (Los Angeles Kings) and Bob Murray (Anaheim Ducks) are the three finalists for the NHL General Manager of the Year Award. Bergevin has been the Canadiens’ general manager for the past two seasons, and has received two GM of the Year Awards, so the team is certainly in good hands. Bergevin and Murray are finalists for the second...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
May 23, 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

Canadiens' Bergevin, Kings' Lombardi and Ducks' Murray named finalists for NHL GM of the Year Award

Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens, Dean Lombardi of the Los Angeles Kings and Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks are the three finalists for the 2013-14 NHL General Manager of the Year Award, the National Hockey League announced today. Bergevin and Murray are finalists for the second consecutive season, while Lombardi is a finalist for the first time. Voting for this award was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Your General Manager Of The Year Award Finalists

NEW YORK (May 23, 2014) – Marc Bergevin of the Montreal Canadiens, Dean Lombardi of the Los Angeles Kings and Bob Murray of the Anaheim Ducks are the three finalists for the 2013-14 NHL General Manager of the Year Award, the National Hockey League announced today. Bergevin and Murray are finalists for the second consecutive season, while Lombardi is a finalist for the first time...
Via Kukla's Korner
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Marian Gaborik coming up clutch for Kings

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Kings general manager Dean Lombardi's trade deadline coup for Marian Gaborik was first greeted with skepticism.  In Columbus, he was not as productive as expected. He was said to be somewhat one-dimensional with that one dimension being offense. Valuable, yes, but some questioned whether or not it would fit in with head coach Darryl Sutter's defense...
Via Fox Sports West
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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