From The Archives: Frozen Royalty Audio – Interviews with Dean Lombardi

Due to popular demand, Frozen Royalty is re-publishing three audio interviews with Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi. The first interview was a press conference call on April 7, 2008 when Lombardi shared his thoughts about the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft when the Kings had the second overall pick. Dean Lombardi, April... Continue Reading →

Doughty One Tiny Step Closer To The NHL

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On August 11, the Los Angeles Kings signed defenseman prospect Drew Doughty to a three-year, entry-level contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. The 18-year-old defenseman was selected by the Kings in the first round (second overall) in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft on June 21, 2008. The 6-0, 219-pound... Continue Reading →

Doughty Optimistic, But Not Naive

EL SEGUNDO, CA — If there is anything that Los Angeles Kings defenseman prospect Drew Doughty needs to work on, confidence and optimism are not on the list. Indeed, the Kings’ first round pick (second overall) in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft this past June was a standout at the Kings’ 2008 Development... Continue Reading →

A Lot Of Nerve-Redux

Two seasons ago, when the Los Angeles Kings raised ticket prices by an average of 7.5 percent, even though they had given loyal fans nothing in terms of success on the ice, I wrote in an op-ed piece: “The Los Angeles Kings and the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), headed by Philip Anschutz and Tim Leiweke,... Continue Reading →

Los Angeles Kings Are Looking Ahead

LOS ANGELES — With the Los Angeles Kings already hitting the golf courses after yet another year of failing to qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the time has already come to start looking at their future. Realistically speaking, that look at the future began in earnest back in mid-December when they were already out... Continue Reading →

A Look Back And A Look Ahead: Marc Crawford

LOS ANGELES — After a dreadful, frustrating 2007-08 season, the Los Angeles Kings are not dwelling on the past. Rather, they are looking forward, and given what they have in terms of young prospects and a boatload of picks in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft in June, they believe their future is bright.... Continue Reading →

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