| Nov 1, 2014
| 7:54 PM
Peter Holland scored the winner early in the third period to lift the Maple Leafs to a 3-2 victory over the Blackhawks on Saturday night at the Air Canada Centre. Nazem Kadri and James van Riemsdyk also had goals for the Leafs. Brent Seabrook had...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:18 PM
There are nights Ron Hextall is so consumed by his job he can't shut off his brain.
In seven seasons as the Kings' assistant general manager, Hextall oversaw their exemplary farm system, but General Manager Dean Lombardi made the final decisions in...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 8:49 PM
Two days after the Kings had won the Stanley Cup for the second time in three seasons — probably before some players had gotten any sleep — General Manager Dean Lombardi was back at work, focusing on his next project.
A student of sports...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Fretting and pacing are two of Dean Lombardi's default mechanisms. That, and sprinkling references to Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson or the Pittsburgh Steelers during a routine conversation.
On this particular day, the Kings general manager sat in his...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 10:20 PM
It's the trade that keeps on giving.
Marian Gaborik was a deadline-day acquisition by the Kings in March, a last-minute attempt to reboot an offense that had scored more goals than all of three teams at the time.
What he's done in the Stanley Cup...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:56 PM
The NHL reduced its suspension of New York Rangers forward Daniel Carcillo from 10 games to six for Carcillo's actions toward an on-ice official May 23. Carcillo has sat out three playoff games and will be eligible to return in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup...
| May 3, 2014
| 9:45 PM
From the day the wing Marian Gaborik joined the Kings in a pre-deadline trade with Columbus and was placed alongside center Anze Kopitar, the two European-born forwards seemed to have an instant and productive chemistry.
Yet, even as they piled up...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:20 PM
Change or end up in a culvert: NHL style.
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter was talking recently about the challenges of his profession, the changing nature of hockey, and put as fine a point on it as possible.
He has coached 1,039 regular-season games,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:20 AM
The Kings went back to one of their favorite trading partners -- the Columbus Blue Jackets – and acquired flashy forward Marian Gaborik on Wednesday for forward Matt Frattin and some conditional draft picks. Columbus is keeping about 50% of Gaborik'...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:07 PM
To add the scoring threat he felt the Kings urgently needed and stay under the salary-cap limit, General Manager Dean Lombardi had to persuade the Columbus Blue Jackets to retain half of winger Marian Gaborik’s remaining salary this season, give...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:19 PM
It took several years and a stop in New York and a more recent move to Columbus, but Marian Gaborik finally became a Los Angeles King.
Gaborik was interested in the Kings a long time ago, and Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi had toyed with the idea...