Jake Muzzin lost in the shuffle of Hickey’s departure

By John Hoven | MayorsManor.com The ongoing development of Muzzin was also one of the contributing factors that went into the decision (to waive Thomas Hickey). “We felt there was an edge, that’s why he’s here right now, said Lombardi. “Under normal circumstances they all three would have been here right now (Hickey, Muzzin and […] Read more

Pending sale of AEG delayed Sutter, Lombardi extensions…

By Helene Elliot | LA Times Leiweke said uncertainty over AEG owner Philip Anschutz’s sale of the company and Leiweke’s busy role in the process contributed to delaying Lombardi’s extension. “There were some distractions in the course of the conversation,” Leiweke said. “Dean’s very intense, and so I think there is always a healthy friction […] Read more

Kings, Galaxy expected to make White House visit — together

By Lisa Dillman | LA Times When the Kings and Galaxy visit the White House later this season, AEG’s Leiweke said, it will be quite a day. “No one has ever done that before,” he told The Times’ Helene Elliott. “We’re going to bring all of our guys back including [David] Beckham. “If it works […] Read more

Even when things were dire, Lombardi’s belief in his plan never wavered…

By Tal Pinchevsky – NHL.com Staff Writer Leading up to the NHL trade deadline, there was some speculation that [Dean Lombardi's] job could be in jeopardy… [...] “Whether it was Clarkey or Torrey or Lou Lamoriello, they would pound that into you. You can’t listen to it. You’re a pro, you can’t let it affect […] Read more

REVEALED: Clock gaffe in Kings’ win determined to be ‘human error’…

Sean Fitz-Gerald | NationalPost.com On Thursday, Peter Hurzeler, a veteran official in charge of timing at the Olympics, put it in simple terms: “It’s manual — the clock doesn’t know when it has to stop.” [...] The off-ice officials in charge of the clock that night in Los Angeles worked for the NHL. It was […] Read more

Part 1: Ray Kaunisto’s Journey with the Monarchs comes to an end…

By John Hoven | MayorsManor.com Unfortunately, his run with the Monarchs recently came to an end when their parent club didn’t sign him to a new deal. We’ll get into that a little bit more in a second article, where he’ll talk about what’s next in his career. But, for now, let’s reflect on his time […] Read more

Monarchs assistant coach moves on, thanks Lombardi, Hextall and Morris…

By Jesse Connolly | The New England Hockey Journal After promoting Brent Thompson to an assistant coach with their NHL club, the Islanders had a void to fill on the farm. They did just that Wednesday, naming Scott Pellerin the new head coach of their AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. “I have had a […] Read more