I thought of a strategy that Dean Lombardi could take in structuring Drew Doughty’s contract, but it’s predicated on two conditions.
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
Dean Lombardi officially ushers in a new era in Los Angeles.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
If Dean Lombardi has a step-by-step schedule for the Los Angeles Kings success, here is my presumptive interpretation.
Final score: 2-0. The Los Angeles Kings have now won only 2 of their last 12 games. They sit last in the Pacific Division. They may only be 5 points out of a playoff spot in the Western Conference, but as the season progresses, the points will be even harder to earn than they have … Continue reading