On a side note, I’ll be joining Dave Sheldon of CKNW Vancouver to discuss the NHL’s proposed realignment at roughly 9:15 pm this evening. Click here to listen in.
I’ll also post interesting quotes as I continue to transcribe them. Dean Lombardi, on the Simon Gagne trade: “I think there were just a number of things. Obviously you have a veteran player whose game is clearly defined and is a very good player. [He] wasn’t fitting in, so to speak. That said, this is [...]
-Simon Gagne did not ask for a trade out of Los Angeles. -There won’t be an immediate call-up from Manchester. -When Martinez returns, the team is leaning towards keeping two extra defensemen and one extra forward. -Trading for a forward to add to the left wing corps does not appear to be a heavy priority. [...]
With the Kings receiving a fourth round draft pick – a third round pick if Philadelphia makes the playoffs – General Manager Dean Lombardi has continued to stockpile draft picks in the absence of a first round selection this season. At last year’s draft, Columbus chose to take Los Angeles’ first round draft pick in [...]
I’ll update this as the afternoon progresses, but the Kings have sent Simon Gagne to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a conditional draft pick at the 2013 NHL Draft. Dean Lombardi is expected to chat in roughly an hour and a half, and I’ll have more info on the blog at that point. Gagne [...]
Updates from this morning’s skate at Rexall Place: -Jonathan Quick was the first goaltender off the ice for the Kings, which would indicate that he will be tonight’s starter against the Oilers. -Simon Gagne, Brad Richardson and Andrew Campbell skated longer than the rest of the team, which would indicate that Colin Fraser will return [...]