It’s Been Said Before, But The LA Kings Don’t Need an Enforcer

westy

I ask Terry Murray, or anyone else who can answer it: what is Kevin Westgarth needed for?

Possible Drew Doughty Contract Theory

Doughty shrug

I thought of a strategy that Dean Lombardi could take in structuring Drew Doughty’s contract, but it’s predicated on two conditions.

Steve Tambellini – Snake Oil Salesman

Steve's Snake Oil Sales

Helene Elliot broke a story after talking to Dean Lombardi about the Kings frustration with the Edmonton Oilers over the fallout of the Ryan Smyth trade. The quote in particular that has the web buzzing is: “The bottom line for me, I would have rather invested my money with Bernie Madoff than invest in Edmonton’s … Continue reading

The Richards Reaction

Richards cu

Dean Lombardi officially ushers in a new era in Los Angeles.

The Ryan Smyth Saga – Dean Lombardi HATES Drama…

Lombo Smyth font

The summer isn’t even a week old, in hockey chronology, and it is already shaping up to be the most dramatic one in- OK well a dramatic one.

Dustin Penner Missing…James Gandolfini Tired, But in Good Spirits

Well fed.

The Los Angeles Kings are offering a game-worn Tom Preissing jersey as a reward for anyone with knowledge of Dustin Penner’s whereabouts.  Team officials announced this morning that Penner was likely kidnapped Monday, February 28th, a day before he was due to arrive in Los Angeles via  trade. In a stunning press conference this morning, General … Continue reading

Through an Unlikely Series of Events, Oscar Moller Will Play on Saturday

Oscar Moller Black

Yeah, so, Oscar, remember how we said we didn’t think you could hack it in this series? Yeah, about that. We actually need you. Yeah.

Kings Easily Afford to Bring in Penner Thanks to Giant Prospect Pool

Dustin Penner dwarfes Barret Jackman

So Penner, at 6’4″ 245 pounds, provides even more toughness to an already gritty lineup. But he has mainly been brought in to help with the above-the-line stats on the score-sheet.

Los Angeles Kings’ Power Play is Not Pretty

Ryan Smyth vs Columbus 2/16/11

These videos are from Wednesday night’s game against the Blue Jackets, a game the Kings won. The team has figured out how to cater to their strengths; unfortunately, these strengths don’t always make for pretty hockey.

Dean Lombardi’s 7-Step Los Angeles Kings Development Schedule

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If Dean Lombardi has a step-by-step schedule for the Los Angeles Kings success, here is my presumptive interpretation.

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