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Lombardi, on goalies

Moving ahead, here's the second part of the interview with Dean Lombardi, this time talking about the Kings' goalie situation, both this season and going into next season. In this part, Lombardi talks about the way Terry Murray handled Jonathan Quick and Erik Ersberg this season, his possible shortc... Read More
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Lombardi, on the playoffs

I hope everyone's holiday weekend is going well so far. Since a lot of people probably won't be around their computers a lot this weekend, I'll roll out the Lombardi interview stuff slowly, starting with his general thoughts on the playoff series and what he took from it. This is, I believe, the Lom... Read More
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Hextall on Bernier, etc.

To conclude, I asked Ron Hextall about Jonathan Bernier (and there's a bonus question at the end). Hextall shared his thoughts on Bernier, who went 30-21-6 with a 2.03 goals-against average and a .936 save percentage on the way to being named the goalie of the year in the AHL. Did Hextall, a former ... Read More
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Hextall on defensemen

Moving on to the defensemen, here's what Ron Hextall had to say about some of the defensive prospects who played for Manchester this season. Thomas Hickey had one goal and five assists in 19 games. Alec Martinez had seven goals and 23 assists in 55 games. Andrew Campbell had two goals and nine assis... Read More
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Hextall on wingers

Moving on to the wingers, here's what Ron Hextall said about a handful of the Manchester Monarchs' wingers this season. Oscar Moller had 15 goals and 18 assists in 43 games. Bud Holloway had 19 goals and 28 assists in 75 games. Dwight King had 10 goals and 16 assists in 52 games. Kevin Westgarth had... Read More
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Hextall on centers

Yesterday was a big day for interviews, as I was able to sit down with both Ron Hextall and Dean Lombardi. Lombardi talked about a wide range of topics, while I asked Hextall specifically -- given his role as GM of the Manchester Monarchs -- about some of the AHL prospects. First, Hextall talks abou... Read More
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Kings sign Parse

The Kings have signed forward Scott Parse to a two-year contract. Parse had 11 goals and 13 assists in 59 games in his first NHL season. I don't have immediate word on the contract numbers yet, but I'll pass them along when I get them...... Read More
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Lombardi on NHL Live

Dean Lombardi was a guest on the NHL Network/SiriusXM show ``NHL Live'' this morning, talking about the Kings and the upcoming draft. They managed to hold it to 15 minutes, which is highly impressive... To check out the interview, you can click below... ... Read More
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Tournament wrapups

The Memorial Cup wrapped up yesterday with Windsor's 9-1 victory over Brandon in the final. Kings prospect Brayden Schenn had one assist for Brandon in the final and finished the tournament with one goal and five assists in five games. Calgary goalie Martin Jones had a 2-1-1 record, a 3.71 goals-aga... Read More
Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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