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Dean Lombardi

  1. While Kings wait on Doughty, their goaltending looks way more than solid

    Sep 19, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT

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    Jonathan Quick

    The Kings are busy sweating things out negotiating with Drew Doughty, but one area they won’t have to worry about is in goal with Jonathan Quick and Jonathan Bernier.

  2. Something (or someone) has to give as Drew Doughty negotiations remain stalled

    Sep 19, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Detroit Red Wings

    Even as training camp is underway, neither the Kings nor Drew Doughty’s representatives are budging. The longer this goes on, the worse everyone looks – so who should be the one to give in a bit first?

  3. Lombardi: Drew Doughty’s contract offer drops nearly $25,000 each day he isn’t signed

    Sep 16, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    Dean Lombardi’s last contract offer to Drew Doughty is like a clock. Each day that Doughty isn’t signed, the offer drops by $25,000. Time is money after all.

  4. Kings camp to open on Friday, without Doughty

    Sep 16, 2011, 1:37 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v Detroit Red Wings

    The one thing that Kings fans have been dreading all offseason has become a reality: Drew Doughty will hold out as he continues to negotiate a new deal.

  5. Drew Doughty update: GM Lombardi to consult with team bosses on deal

    Sep 11, 2011, 4:40 PM EDT

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    Drew Doughty

    Drew Doughty’s contract negotiations in Los Angeles are still rolling along slowly, but now even Kings GM Dean Lombardi will get his bosses involved in talks.

  6. Drew Doughty reportedly turns down 9-year contract offer from Kings

    Sep 9, 2011, 9:00 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Kings v San Jose Sharks - Game Five

    With training camp opening next week, Drew Doughty and the Los Angeles Kings have yet to find a common ground. Are the Kings looking at a holdout to start the season?

  7. RFA watch: Ball back in Drew Doughty’s court after Kings refine contract offer

    Aug 30, 2011, 10:45 PM EDT

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    Drew Doughty

    There’s some movement in the Kings’ negotiations with restricted free agent Drew Doughty. It’s up to Doughty to decide if he likes one of the team’s two offers on the table.

  8. Ethan Moreau passes physical, officially signs with L.A. Kings

    Aug 23, 2011, 6:35 PM EDT

    Ethan Moreau

    Ethan Moreau passed his first test in becoming a Los Angeles King: He passed his physical and officially signed on with the Kings for one year.

  9. Not quite like Gretzky: Kings loading up for new season with former Oilers

    Aug 21, 2011, 4:04 PM EDT

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    Dean Lombardi,

    The Kings and Oilers have had a curious history in swinging deals with each other and building off one another. Kings GM Dean Lombardi is hoping it can pay off in a big way this time around.

  10. Report: Drew Doughty’s contract talks could extend to September

    Aug 10, 2011, 11:22 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    Even after the other big restricted free agent dominoes fell, Drew Doughty’s talks remain in limbo. In fact, Kings GM Dean Lombardi said the sides haven’t spoken in two weeks.

  11. Kings file formal grievance with the NHL regarding Smyth/Fraser trade with Oilers

    Jul 29, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT

    Edmonton Oilers v Pittsburgh Penguins

    After weeks of confusion and public comments, the Kings have finally filed a grievance with the NHL towards the Edmonton Oilers regarding the Ryan Smyth/Colin Fraser trade.

  12. Steven Stamkos got his contract, but there’s ‘nothing new’ regarding Drew Doughty’s negotations

    Jul 19, 2011, 11:16 PM EDT

    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    Were you expecting progress between the Kings and Drew Doughty now that Steven Stamkos’ deal is done? Reports indicate that there’s been “nothing new on the Doughty front.”

  13. Mediator can’t resolve Kings-Oilers dispute regarding Colin Fraser; Next stop: Gary Bettman?

    Jul 19, 2011, 9:14 PM EDT

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    Dean Lombardi,

    An NHL mediator couldn’t resolve the Kings’ dispute with the Oilers regarding Colin Fraser’s health. Los Angeles now must decide if they want to file a grievance and leave the decision up to NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. Kings GM Dean Lombardi might just be mad enough to do it, too.

  14. Why Karl Alzner’s signing proves there won’t be offer sheets for Drew Doughty or Steven Stamkos

    Jul 16, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    Steven Stamkos, Karl Alzner

    Surprised that Karl Alzner wasn’t a target for an offer sheet as a restricted free agent? So were we and it shows why no one is going to take a shot at signing Drew Doughty or Steven Stamkos.

  15. Dustin Penner response to GM Dean Lombardi’s softball comment, “more kindling for the fire”

    Jul 13, 2011, 7:41 PM EDT

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    Dallas Stars v Los Angeles Kings

    The Kings have asked Dustin Penner to show more commitment over the off-season to prove he can be the dominant player they traded for at the deadline. A few months into the off-season, the big power forward has shown that he wants to prove the critics wrong.

  16. Drew Doughty’s contract future with Los Angeles all in Kings’ hands now

    Jul 13, 2011, 9:15 AM EDT

    Drew Doughty

    Drew Doughty’s restricted free agency campaign and search for a new contract with Los Angeles is apparently all in the hands of Kings GM Dean Lombardi.

  17. Kings GM Dean Lombardi: “Would have rather invested my money with Bernie Madoff than invest in Edmonton’s word”

    Jul 8, 2011, 11:02 PM EDT

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    Image (1) oilersgmtambellini-thumb-250x359-19153-thumb-250x359-19154.jpg for post 3462

    Kings GM Dean Lombardi goes off on the Edmonton Oilers and the trust issues after not one, but two devious moves. At least, that’s HIS side of the story.

  18. Another arbitration avoided: Alec Martinez signs two-year deal with Kings

    Jul 8, 2011, 3:45 PM EDT

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    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings

    The list of players waiting for salary arbitration went down to 20 after the Kings signed defenseman Alec Martinez to a two-year contract extension today.

  19. Waiting for Drew Doughty to sign? That might take a while

    Jul 6, 2011, 9:47 PM EDT

    Drew Doughty

    Kings fans are waiting around to see when restricted free agent Drew Doughty will finally sign a long term deal in L.A., let’s just hope you’re not holding your breath in anticipation or else you might pass out.

  20. What’s next for those who lost the Brad Richards sweepstakes?

    Jul 2, 2011, 1:12 PM EDT

    Brad Richards

    With Brad Richards headed to the New York Rangers, the three teams that failed to land him are now left to figure out what to do next to help them out for next season.

  21. Drew Doughty looks to become highest paid King

    Jul 1, 2011, 9:37 PM EDT

    Drew Doughty, Chuck Kobasew

    Restricted free agent defenseman Drew Doughty reportedly wants to become the highest paid player on the Los Angeles Kings.

  22. L.A. Kings mad at Edmonton over Ryan Smyth deal as Colin Fraser is injured

    Jun 30, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT

    Colin Fraser

    The Kings are upset because the player they got in return for Ryan Smyth from Edmonton, Colin Fraser, is injured meaning they can’t play him nor buy him out. Oops?

  23. Smyth trade to Edmonton not done, Kings GM “I don’t think we’re closer”

    Jun 25, 2011, 6:21 PM EDT

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    Nashville Predators v Los Angeles Kings

    The Los Angeles Kings and Edmonton Oilers have been trying to work out a trade with Ryan Smyth for days– and apparently there’s STILL no trade in place.

  24. With Ryan Smyth trade pending approval, Kings could own off-season throne after two days of work

    Jun 24, 2011, 3:22 PM EDT

    ryansmythap

    The Kings might see an off-season’s worth of shrewd moves in just two days if they complete a Ryan Smyth trade after nabbing Mike Richards.

  25. Kings and Blue Jackets excited about their blockbuster trades with Flyers

    Jun 24, 2011, 12:09 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Flyers' Richards celebrates his game-winning goal against Ottawa Senators with teammate Carter during their NHL hockey game in Philadelphia

    Both the Columbus Blue Jackets and Los Angeles Kings are excited about their respective acquisitions from the Philadelphia Flyers.

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