May 2010 - LA Kings Insider
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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... Full Story
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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... Full Story
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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 ... Full Story
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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... Full Story
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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... Full Story
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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... Full Story
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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... Full Story