Tag Archive for Dean Lombardi

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…

That’s what we need: a “minister of culture and identity”!

Wayne Gretzky’s stint in Phoenix ended in disgrace last week, and most thought he would spend some time away from the National Hockey League following his unceremonious departure. But Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi hopes he can bring Gretzky back to the place where he left his biggest stamp. Lombardi told Toronto radio station the…

Training Camp Battles: Enforcer – Battle of California

King had a fight during the prospect game where he punched a Coyote so hard in the face that the guy just stopped fighting and skated away.  I’d never seen that before.  King won’t make the, uh, Kings this year but he could ultimately be that fighting hockey player Lombardi seems to want so much.…

Matthew Barry – Will Jarret Stoll Be Ready To Start the Season?

From Matthew Barry: In an interview with Team 1260 this afternoon, Kings centerman and faceoff specialist Stoll admitted he had arthritis in his knee, wrist and elbows (at the tender age of 27), to the point where he couldn’t move. He’s currently under medication and plans to be ready for the start of the season…

This year, that’s a typo…

…every other year since 2002, it’s not a typo, it’s policy: [The arrival of Scuderi and Smyth] appears to be a message from GM Dean Lombardi that the Kings are no longer building for the future, that anything less than the franchise’s first playoff appearance since 2002 is acceptable. via No Pressure, Anze: LA’s Rise…

From Five Hole Fanatics: Who’s getting deep sixed in Detroit? [From Me: and can we have him?]

HEY WHY CAN’T WE SEE THE GOALIE’S HEAD IN ANY OF THESE PICTURES? Mouth-watering… It’s been a rough off-season for the NHL’s model franchise. Hossa bolts to rival Blackhawks. Samuelsson gets signed by the Canucks. Cap restrictions cause them to sign stop-gaps like Williams (okay) and Bertuzzi (yuck). Dead weight like Matlby and Draper are…