Tag Archive for Dean Lombardi

Kings First Semester Grades

[NOTE: Player grades are, first of all, capricious, pretentious and stupid; second, players are graded against themselves, not against each other; i.e. a knuckle-dragger A+ doesn’t mean he’s better than a superstar with a C] Smyth: Transformed Kopitar, exceeded all expectations, then got hurt, and Kopitar turned into last year’s model. A Simmonds: After stunning…

Purcell is not making Kopitar Suck

If you are reading this you have already read the other Kings blogs and you have seen the irate comments venting all over Ted Purcell. Ted Purcell is lost. Ted Purcell falls down. Ted Purcell is not NHL calibre. Ted Purcell shouldn’t be on the first line. Ted Purcell has naked pictures of Terry Murray.…

HockeyBuzz.com – Matthew Barry – Dustin Brown Sounds Off

Following practice yesterday, I asked Brown simply, is there a problem? “I think its an individual thing.” Brown began. “We’re professionals. We’re paid to come prepared to play. I think it’s something that every individual on this team, they need to come ready. Partly it’s coming together as a team but if you’re not ready…

Dean Lombardi Is Undoubtedly Happy that his Draft Pick Stuck Up for a Teammate and Fought an Overager, Despite the Fact that He Got Pummeled and Earned 30 Stitches on His Face for the Honor

This is a couple months old, but I just found it. Drew Nichol vs Geordie Wudrick This was what everybody was talking about on Sunday – the licking that Oil Kings defencemen Drew Nichol gave Swift Current forward Geordie Wudrick (LA) on Saturday night. As the story goes, Nichol hammered another Broncos player and Wudrick,…

Pierre LaBrun has an interesting Bernier tidbit

harry2299: The Kings have the best team they have had in ages, and as a Kings fan, I couldn’t be happier with the progress they’ve made this season. The only gripe I have is why is Jonathan Bernier still in the AHL. I understand wanting to give him more playing time, but Murray’s expecting Quick…

Self-Serving Moulson Premonition

Matt Moulson is now being cited as one of the 10 biggest stories of the year in the NHL. Who could have predicted that? September 24, 2008 6:01 PM Quisp said: Purcell’s dominating season in the AHL puts him a notch above Moulson for now, but it’s clearly possible for either one of them to…