COMMENTARY/ANALYSIS: Part 2 of a series looking at Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi and his role in the recent success of the team, even though he has said repeatedly, “...it ain’t me.” In this installment, we’ll look back at the plan he laid out for the Kings when he came on board in... Continue Reading →
Dean Lombardi Says “It Ain’t Me.” But How Much Credit Does LA Kings GM Really Deserve For His Team’s Success?
COMMENTARY/ANALYSIS: Since the Los Angeles Kings won the 2014 Stanley Cup Championship, their second Stanley Cup win in three seasons, Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi has received a great deal of praise for his work to build the Kings into a championship team and a perennial Stanley Cup contender. But he claims that he is... Continue Reading →
Like His Players, LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi Deflects Credit For 2014 Stanley Cup Championship
2014 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONSHIP WRAP-UP: Part 3 of Frozen Royalty’s wrap-up of the Los Angeles Kings winning the 2014 Stanley Cup Championship and the ensuing celebration LOS ANGELES — During the on-ice celebration after the Los Angeles Kings won the 2014 Stanley Cup Championship on June 13 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and during... Continue Reading →
Leiweke Out, Beckerman In: How Is Change At The Top of AEG Impacting The LA Kings?
LOS ANGELES — On March 14, 2013, the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the international real estate, retail, and entertainment conglomerate that owns the Los Angeles Kings, dropped a bombshell when they announced that they were no longer up for sale. But what many considered to be a bombshell with an even greater payload was a... Continue Reading →
Maybe It’s Time To Trust LA Kings’ Tim Leiweke, AEG
LOS ANGELES — Since Philip Anschutz became the majority owner of the Los Angeles Kings back in October 1995, the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG), the entertainment conglomerate-portion of Anschutz’ empire that the Kings now fall under, has been viewed by a large swath of fans with disdain, deep-seated mistrust, and even blatant hatred. In fact,... Continue Reading →
Los Angeles Kings Expected To Be Major Player For Ilya Kovalchuk
LOS ANGELES — With unrestricted free agency looming just a little over 24 hours from the time of this writing, it is no secret that the big prize in this year’s free agency frenzy is superstar left wing Ilya Kovalchuk. Kovalchuk has averaged more than a point per game throughout his National Hockey League career,... Continue Reading →
Kings, AEG Sure Have A Lot Of Nerve-Redux
Editor’s Note: The following op-ed piece was originally published on June 30, 2006, the last time the Los Angeles Kings announced that they were raising ticket prices. It is being published once again strictly for background purposes since the Kings are once again raising ticket prices under similar (not the same) circumstances. It is not... Continue Reading →