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Kings Report: Trevor Lewis gets two year extension

The Los Angeles Kings have signed bottom six forward Trevor Lewis to a two year contract extension thus locking up one of the club's most important defensive forwards. S Kings general manager Dean Lombardi announced the extension for Lewis who was the Kings first round pick (17th overall) in the 2006 entry draft, and has been a significant member of the Kings being twice named...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Kings GM backs acquisition of Marian Gaborik

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- In 2012, the Kings acquired a maligned scorer from Columbus at the trade deadline. Jeff Carter then scored eight goals with five assists (13 points) in the 2012 playoffs, helping Los Angeles win its first-ever Stanley Cup. Sound familiar? Wednesday, the Kings acquired a maligned scorer from Columbus at the trade deadline. While the rest of Marian Gaborik'...
Via Fox Sports West
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Lewis: Kings Get Gaborik. Who Has Two Thumbs and Was Wrong About the Deadline?

I theorized that the deadline could be quiet for the Kings and Dean Lombardi. But with about an hour and a half left before the deadline the Kings and Jackets took center stage for another deadline deal that ultimately proved me wrong. This one I still can't quite wrap my head around but here it is: Matt Frattin, a 2nd-round pick, and a conditional third for Marion Gaborik...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jason Lewis: Could the Deadline Be Quiet for Lombardi and the Kings?

There are a lot of big names floating around out there as this trade deadline inches closer and closer. Gagner, Hemsky, Calllahan, Kesler etc. Are the Kings really IN on any of these though? Is Dean Lombardi working the phones and trying to posture his team for a long cup run? History actually says no. History, as well as the current state of affairs, also says that despite the...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Dean Lombardi Trying To Improve The Kings

from Kevin Baxter of the LA Times, What is certain is that Lombardi has spoken with the Edmonton Oilers about a trade for center Sam Gagner, although the Kings are having trouble fitting Gagner's $4.4-million salary under the salary cap. But that doesn't mean Lombardi will stop trying between now and the March 5 trade deadline. Lombardi acquired Dustin Penner from...
Via Kukla's Korner
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Despite hot streak, Kings goalie Martin Jones assigned to minors

he Los Angeles Kings have assigned goaltender Martin Jones to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Jones, 23, made his NHL debut on December 3 versus Anaheim and stopped 26 shots for his first victory. He followed that performance with consecutive shutouts on December 7 against the New York Islanders...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 05, 2014  |  Discuss

L.A. Kings GM Dean Lombardi Says Goalie Jonathan Quick Will Miss At Least Another Month With Injury

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick hasn’t played since Nov. 12 because of a groin issue, and that same injury will likely force him to miss the rest of his team’s games through Christmas. @LAKings gm dean lombardi tells hc@noon that John Quick will be out another month. Prob until xmas. #sportsnet— Daren Millard (@darenmillard) November 20, 2013 Despite not having...
Via NESN.com
November 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings' Jeff Carter could be out three more weeks

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- The Kings could be without high-scoring forward Jeff Carter for at least three more weeks. Carter, who had his right foot in a walking boot because of a fracture, was re-evaluated Thursday in Los Angeles and Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi received the updated medical report later in the day. "Could be at lower end of three to six weeks," said Lombardi...
Via Fox Sports West
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Dean Lombardi patient with Slava Voynov

Dean Lombardi one part parent and one part NHL general manager worked both roles the other day when he talked about the growing pains of Kings defenseman Slava Voynov. Lombardi the Kings' GM does not have children for the record. But you could say that he has 23 of them the Kings' roster on any given day. Voynov 23 has struggled to start the season often looking like a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Lewis: Trade Kopitar, Trade Williams, Fire Dean Lombardi and Prospect Roundup

Now how ridiculous does that sound? Does it seem a little over the top? A lot over the top? At this point if you aren't jumping up out of your desk chair, grabbing your pitchfork and pounding your chest you've passed my eye test for sanity. However, after a rather slow start to this season which has left the Kings a shootout victory away from starting 0-3 I'm very...
Via HockeyBuzz
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Jason Lewis: Thursday King News Roundup and Dean Lombardi Being a True Fan

It's really starting to get into the dog days of summer here where news has been pretty slow to come by. Me? Well I'm currently working on a Mike Richards comparison piece but wrapping my head around all these advanced stats and such is making my brain run out of my ear. It's also taking a little but longer than I anticipated but it'll all be worth it though (I hope...
Via HockeyBuzz
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Report- Clifford Close To Re-Signing With The Kings

from John Hoven of Mayor's Manor, The latest piece to Dean Lombardi’s summer-long science project appears to be done. A source close to the situation has confirmed to MayorsManor that the Kings and forward Kyle Clifford have agreed upon a new contract. With the return of the 22-year old left wing, the Kings would have a trio of toughness, as he will be part of a...
Via Kukla's Korner
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Rob Blake comes back to Kings in assistant GM role

Former Los Angeles Kings captain and defenseman Rob Blake as been named the clubs assistant general manager, Kings presidentgeneral manager Dean Lombardi announced on Thursday. Blake, the Kings' all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points by a defenseman, replaces Ron Hextall, who left the Kings to take a front-office position with Philadelphia. Blake has spent...
Via Fox Sports West
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Ex-Kings defeseman Rob Blake named assistant GM

Former Los Angeles Kings captain and defenseman Rob Blake as been named the clubs assistant general manager, Kings presidentgeneral manager Dean Lombardi announced on Thursday. Blake, the Kings' all-time leader in games played, goals, assists and points by a defenseman, replaces Ron Hextall, who left the Kings to take a front office position with Philadelphia. Blake played...
Via Fox Sports West
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Panaccio: Here For A Reason

I don't buy the theory that Ron Hextall came back here as the No. 2 GM in waiting just so he could leave to go somewhere else to be the No. 1. If that were the case, then why leave LA as the No.2 behind Dean Lombardi? Does being No. 2 in Philly mean more than being No. 2 in LA? Of course not. Also, there has been a number of GM openings in the NHL - Montreal, Edmonton,...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings executive Hextall returns to Flyers

Ron Hextall, the legendary Philadelphia Flyers goaltender who performed strongly as Kings vice presidentassistant general manager for seven years, is returning to Philadelphia as the teams assistant general managerdirector of hockey operations. While the move might appear on its surface to be a lateral transition, there is also speculation Hextall, 49, could ultimately replace Flyers...
Via Fox Sports West
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Two-Year Contract For Jake Muzzin In LA

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings have agreed to terms on a new two-year contract with defenseman Jake Muzzin, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today. Muzzin, 23, appeared in 45 games for the Kings last season, recording 16 points (7-9=16) and 35 penalty minutes.  Among NHL rookie defensemen he ranked second in goals, tied for fifth in assists, tied...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Jarret Stoll OK After Suffering A Seizure

via Lisa Dillman of the LA Times, Kings center Jarret Stoll was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning, having suffered a seizure in his Hermosa Beach home, according to Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi. Lombardi said that a battery of tests was run on Stoll and that it was expected he would be released later in the day. He said Stoll was taken to Little...
Via Kukla's Korner
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings center Stoll rushed to hospital after seizure

Kings center Jarret Stoll was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday morning, having suffered a seizure in his Hermosa Beach home, according to Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi. Lombardi said that a battery of tests were run on Stoll and that it was expected he would be released later in the day. He said Stoll was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Torrance and Lombardi...
Via Fox Sports West
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

The Future Is Bright, Feature Two: Los Angeles Kings Draft Recap

Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi was a busy man on Sunday at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey for the 2013 NHL Draft. Lombardi went trading around to get the draft picks to select the prospects he felt were right for the Kings organization, and found seven young talents. Here is a recap of who he picked and what they can offer and add to Southern...
Via Valley Bay News
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings trade picks for Zykov; Ducks nab Theodore

High atop the Kings shopping list for the 2013 NHL Draft was to fill the need for a scoring left winger. Kings GM Dean Lombardi decided that player was not going to be around when their first pick - No. 57 overall - was called. So, as he has done in years past, Lombardi found a way to move up in the draft, this time packaging three picks (No. 57, 88 and 96) for Edmonton's selection...
Via Fox Sports West
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings trade three picks to select F Valentin Zykov

All those draft picks so painstakingly hoarded by Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi came in quite handy Sunday. The Kings were able to trade the 57th, 88th and 96th selections to the Edmonton Oilers to move up to the 37th spot in the draft, which was a high second-round pick. With that, they took a high-scoring 18-year-old Russian named Valentin Zykov. The winger had 40 goals...
Via Fox Sports West
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

GARTH: Miller's Value Increases With Bernier Trade

LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi did the Buffalo Sabres a huge solid today when he traded his backup tender, Jonathon Bernier to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lombardi finally punctuated the run-on trade rumors that had been surrounding Bernier, for months. Jonathon Quick will be the Kings starter for this upcoming season and many more to come. By trading Bernier to the Kings, we now know what the...
Via HockeyBuzz
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings' Mitchell showing signs of progress

When Dean Lombardi met with the media via conference call following the Kings' exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, one of the hot topics was the status of Willie Mitchell and his possible return for the 2013-14 season. Mitchell missed all of last season following knee surgery and has one year left on his 3.5-million contract. There have been some signs of encouragement as Mitchell...
Via Fox Sports West
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings' Mitchell showing signs of progress

When Dean Lombardi met with the media via conference call following the Kings' exit from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, one of the hot topics was the status of Willie Mitchell and his possible return for the 2013-14 season. Mitchell missed all of last season following knee surgery and has one year left on his 3.5-million contract. There have been some signs of encouragement as Mitchell...
Via Fox Sports West
June 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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