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Despite Recent Years, Dean Lombardi’s Legacy with LA Kings Should Be Celebrated

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13:  General Manager Dean Lombardi of the Los Angeles Kings hoists the Stanley Cup in celebration after defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 in double overtime of Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

This past Monday marked the end of an era in Los Angeles. Just one day after their season had officially ended, the Los Angeles Kings, in addition to firing head coach Darryl Sutter, had relieved Dean Lombardi of his general manager duties, effectively ending his 11-year tenure with the team. ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Wayne Simmonds

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In recent years, fans of the Los Angeles Kings became habitually coveted with excitement when June approached. After all, between 2012 and 2014, it was the time of the year when their team contended for a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. But, there was also something stimulating about June ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Sean O’Donnell

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As great a teacher as she was, Mrs. M. was also a huge hockey fan. In fact, during the 1993 playoffs, it was entertaining watching her make sentences that resembled the players from her beloved Toronto Maple Leafs — i.e. “Andrew chucked” (Dave Andreychuk); “When Del…” (Wendel Clark); or “Gill ...

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LA Kings Well-Represented at World Cup of Hockey

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Right off the bat, let me just say that I was reticent about the return of the World Cup of Hockey. At first, it didn’t seem necessary to add another international tournament in addition to the Olympics and the annual World Hockey Championship. It also meant less time off for ...

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Norris Win Only Intensifies Drew Doughty’s Tremendous Stock

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It feels like an eternity but the summer of 2011 saw plenty of Los Angeles Kings fans disgruntled at Drew Doughty, who was a restricted free agent holding out for a big raise. Yet, while words like “greed” and “selfish” had peppered regular dialogue regarding the blueliner, Doughty wouldn’t need ...

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Doughty, Kings Edge Ducks in Epic SoCal Battle

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Game 81; 48-28-5 LOS ANGELES — There was plenty at stake heading into this one and for the Los Angeles Kings, they hosted an Anaheim Ducks squad who they had lost to three times already this season. So, while the Ducks had won the season series, the teams entered this ...

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Don’t You Forget About Brayden McNabb

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Please play this YouTube video on loop while you read this article. Everyone in the Kingdom remembers the 2014 trade deadline, when Los Angeles Kings’ GM Dean Lombardi traded the disappointing Matt Frattin and some draft pics to the Columbus Blue Jackets for scoring sensation Marian Gaborik.  The rest was ...

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Carter, Kings Thump Canucks on Milestone Night

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Game 65; 39-22-4 LOS ANGELES — They had no issues supplying offense on this night as the Los Angeles Kings return to the win column with a convincing 5-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks. On a night where they honoured Jimmy Carson as part of the club’s Legends Night series, ...

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Quick, Kopitar Lead LA Kings to Fitting February

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The Los Angeles Kings close out another month and despite finishing with a loss to their crosstown rival, February was nonetheless a decent one. Over the last four weeks, the Kings amassed a record of 7-5-1 but saw their once-wide lead in the Pacific dwindled to just two points. Still, ...

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