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Stoll Out With Groin Injury; Kings Recall Brian Boyle

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On March 27, the Los Angeles Kings announced that center Jarret Stoll will miss the team’s remaining regular season games due to a groin injury. To replace Stoll, center Brian Boyle has been recalled from the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, their primary minor league affiliate. Read more of this post

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Los Angeles Kings Activate Defenseman Jack Johnson; Boyle Returns to Manchester

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On January 17, hours before they are scheduled to face-off against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center in Dallas (11:00 AM PST, televised on FSN West), the Los Angeles Kings activated defenseman Jack Johnson from injured reserve and assigned center Brian Boyle to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League, their primary minor league affiliate. Read more of this post

Lombardi’s Rebuilding Plan Making Unexpected Progress

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – PART 3: Frozen Royalty is back with Part 3 from an exclusive interview with Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi. In this, the third and final installment, Lombardi discusses the Kings’ player development and evaluation infrastructure and the progress made in his rebuilding plan. And in case you missed parts one and two, you can read them here. Part 1: Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi Excited About Defense and Part 2: Lombardi Talks About Goaltending, Top Defenseman Prospects.


LOS ANGELES — For long-time fans of the Los Angeles Kings, the wait has been interminable.

Aside from one run to the Stanley Cup Finals led by Wayne Gretzky in 1992-93, the Kings have been a big disappointment, qualifying for the playoffs just twenty-two times in their forty-plus seasons in the National Hockey League but advancing past the second round just once.

To be sure, that is a rather dismal record filled with mediocrity.

A big reason for that long history of mostly lousy hockey has been their propensity for trading away first round draft picks for way-over-the-hill NHL stars who gave the Kings next to nothing. Meanwhile, the traded away draft picks were used to select future NHL stars such as defenseman Raymond Bourque, to name just one out of way too many who went on to lead their teams to great success, including a number of Stanley Cup championships. Read more of this post

Boyle Heads To Manchester To Develop A Bit Of A Mean Streak

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Despite the fact that Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi said that center Brian Boyle had a job to lose going into the Kings’ 2008-08 training camp, Boyle has done just that, as he was assigned to the Manchester Monarchs of the American Hockey League (Kings’ primary minor league affiliate) on Sunday. Read more of this post

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