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Lombardi Talks About Goaltending, Top Defenseman Prospects

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – PART 2: After taking New Year’s Day off, Frozen Royalty is back with more from an exclusive interview with Los Angeles Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi. In this installment, Lombardi focuses on his team’s future in goal and two of his top defenseman prospects. Check back on Tuesday, January 6 for Part 3 of this series and if you missed Part 1, check out Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi Excited About Defense.


LOS ANGELES — Throughout the over forty-year history of the Los Angeles Kings, goaltending has arguably been their biggest Achilles Heel.

The only Kings goaltender who could be considered to be in the truly elite category was Rogie Vachon, who backstopped the Kings from 1971-72 to 1977-78, winning many games all by himself while playing on mostly horrid teams. Indeed, Vachon was so good that it is a heinous crime that he still has not been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.

Sure, the Kings got stretches of solid goaltending from the likes of Mario Lessard, Kelly Hrudey and for a little more than one season, Felix Potvin. But outside of that, Kings goaltenders have been mediocre at best, and they often fell far short of that mark.

Much to the dismay of the Kings and their fans, in recent seasons, their goaltending woes have continued, but that might be changing sooner rather than later. Read more of this post

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Los Angeles Kings Sign Colten Teubert

EL SEGUNDO, CA — On August 28, the Los Angeles Kings signed defenseman prospect Colten Teubert to a three-year, entry-level contract.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Teubert, 18, scored seven goals and added 16 assists for 23 points in 66 games with the Regina Pats of the Western Hockey League last season. In six playoff games, the 6-4, 185-pound native of White Rock, British Columbia scored a goal and tallied four assists for five points. Read more of this post

2008 NHL Draft: Live From The Los Angeles Kings’ Draft Party – UPDATED

Greetings from the Nokia Theatre where the Los Angeles Kings are hosting a party for their season ticket holders…all anxiously awaiting what they will do in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft, which begins at 4:00 PM PDT in Ottawa.

Frozen Royalty will have several live updates as the afternoon/evening wears on, so be sure to check in frequently. Read more of this post