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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.Ā  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
18 hours ago  |  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 arenā...
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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 arenā...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings Injury Update: Jake Muzzin is Cleared to Play Thursday

The Los Angeles Kings will welcome defensemanĀ Jake MuzzinĀ back to the lineup on Thursday. PerĀ Rich Hammond from the Orange County RegisterĀ , Kingsā€™ GM Dean Lombardi stated that Muzzin is scheduled to return on Thursday against the Buffalo Sabres.Ā  #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

Ā  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.Ā  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

Kingsā€™ 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 heā€™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

Can L.A. repeat? Q&A with Kings insider Jon Rosen

The Los Angeles Kings last season established themselves as one of the NHL's premier franchises when they won their second Stanley Cup in the past three years. The Kings defeated the defending champion Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference Final and the New York Rangers in the finals. Unlike most of their chief competitors in the West, the Kings were not very active in the...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings grateful to stay intact for another Cup run

LOS ANGELES (AP) Shortly after the Los Angeles Kings showed off the Stanley Cup at a raucous downtown celebration last June, they had another parade through the quieter streets of the laid-back beach towns where nearly every member of the organization lives. During their unprecedented success over the last three years with a long-struggling franchise, these Kings haven't forgotten...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 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 Kingsā€™ 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

Kings Injury Update: Jonathan Quick might not be ready for preseason games

According to Ryan Dadoun of NBC Sports, Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jonathan Quick is still recovering from his wrist surgery, and might not be able to start playing just yet. Ā Quick's surgery took place back in June, and was only expected to take 10-12 weeks to recover. Although he is still hoping to be ready for training camp, it is still a question of whether or not Quick can...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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

Perhaps Marian Gaborik should have called this the ā€œSnow Bucket Challenge.ā€ 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.
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The LA Kingsā€™ 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 6ā€™2ā€³ 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

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 NHLā€™s general manager of the year award, in large part because of his ability to keep the Kingsā€™ 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

Report: L.A. Kings Offer Free Agent Marian Gaborik 3-Year Contract

The new Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings would prefer that Marian Gaborik remains in Southern California and helps the team defend its championship, but he could make more money as an unrestricted free agent this summer. With that said, Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun has reported that Kings general manager Dean Lombardi has extended an offer to Gaborik in hopes that he will...
Via NESN.com
June 23, 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 have...
Via Fox Sports West
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Changes to Los Angeles Kingsā€™ Roster will be Strictly Voluntary

Ā  Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America Ā  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 yearā€™s Stanley Cup winners could...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 19, 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

Hextall's history a benefit to Flyers

Ā  #450587258 / gettyimages.com Flyers fans had to watch from afar again. The Los Angeles Kings claimed another Stanley Cup Championship on Friday night and three former Flyers hoisted Lord Stanley's Cup once again. It wasn't long ago that Jeff Carter and Mike Richards were on the ice at Wells Fargo Center wearing the Orange and Black and skating off with the Prince of Wales...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 14, 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 Canadiensā€™ general manager for the past two seasons, and has received two GM of the Year Awards, so the team is certainly in good hands.Ā Bergevin and Murray are finalists for the second...
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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