Tag Archive for Dean Lombardi

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…

Note to Self: predictions for 09/10

If the Kings manage 245 goals for and 230 goals against, they will make the playoffs. Last year: 207/234. So basically, play the system and add 38 more goals. How hard is that? Wait…how hard is that? In the entire history of the Kings, they have managed to hit both those marks in the same…

From Forum answers VII – Inside the Kings: Linking to my own comment so I can remember where I made it when I turn out to be totally wrong; feel free to ignore

[the question put to the peanut gallery is: if the cap is supposed to come down hard next year, won’t the league do something to stop all these teams from having to dump salary to get under the cap, like maybe decide to keep the cap up anyway, or create some new loophole whereby teams…