June 2011 - Page 2 of 5 - LA Kings Insider
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Lombardi: ‘There’s no deal’

I'll have the transcript posted ASAP, but Dean Lombardi spoke at the end of the draft today and discussed the apparent collapse of the Ryan Smyth trade with Edmonton. Lombardi did not mention Gilbert Brule's name specifically -- no tampering -- but basically said the deal fell apart because it didn'... Read More
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Kings draft pick interviews

Chris Gibson, Nick Shore and Michael Mersch, three of the newest Kings prospects, did some interviews today after being drafted. Here are some of the highlights of those interviews, followed by links to the full interviews… GIBSON: ``I'm very excited to be an L.A. King right now. It was a long da... Read More
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Smythgate, Day 6

Displaying an astounding ability to turn something simple into something complicated, the Kings and Edmonton Oilers have still yet to finalize this Ryan Smyth trade. This recent blog post from TSN's Darren Dreger sums it all up nicely. The teams agreed on the trade but apparently are now bickering a... Read More
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Recapping the Kings’ draft picks

For those who might not have followed the draft live this morning, here's a recap of the way things went for the Kings. They made five picks and made one trade, as they sent their sixth-round pick plus a 2012 third-round pick to Nashville in exchange for this year's No. 82 overall pick (third round)... Read More
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Gibson stories, video

For a little more info on goalie Chris Gibson, the Kings' second-round pick, here's a couple stories from the past year, plus the official prospect video on Gibson. As noted in the earlier post, Gibson has an interesting backstory... Move to Canada worked well for Chicoutimi's Gibson Gibson's ... Read More
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Draft, day 2: Rise and shine

The second day of the NHL Draft will get underway at 8 a.m. Pacific time, and the Kings enter the day holding one pick in each of the rounds: second (49th overall), third (80th), fourth (110th), fifth (140th), sixth (170th) and seventh (200th). Of course, that could change depending on this status o... Read More
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Smyth for Brule and draft pick

Ryan Smyth is headed back to Edmonton, in exchange for winger Gilbert Brule and a fourth-round draft pick. Interestingly enough, when news of a potential trade broke, on Monday, I talked to a member of the Oilers' broadcast team, who suggested this as a possibility. I don't know if he wants his name... Read More