| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 4:19 PM
The NHL playoffs were a win-win for Marian Gaborik. He helped spark the Kings to the Stanley Cup with a league-best 14 playoff goals and also established his value as he headed toward free agency.
Exactly what he would have been worth on the open market...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 8:30 PM
On one level, the Kings' playoff run mirrored their performance in the regular season, filled with hot runs and times where they were stone cold.
There was a period in November when they played without their starting goaltender and seemingly couldn't...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 7:26 PM
As a child, Minnesota Wild defenseman Ryan Suter didn't hear many stories about his father, Bob, winning a gold medal as a member of the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team.
"Every teacher that I had, they were telling me all about it and wanted me to bring...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Remember those wobbly, unfocused off-seasons the Kings once stumbled through?
Indeed, they have become a thing of the past. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi and his staff have been as efficient off the ice as the team has been proficient on it....