L.A. Kings Extend Lombardi, Sutter and Luuuuuuuc…

From Lisa Dillman of the L.A. Times

The Stanley Cup champion Kings took care of another bit of housekeeping — an important one — by finalizing the contract extensions of General Manager Dean Lombardi, Coach Darryl Sutter and executive Luc Robitaille on Friday morning.

Lombardi also holds the title of team president and Robitaille is the team’s president in charge of business operations.

As reported earlier this week by The Times’ Helene Elliott, Lombardi’s four-year extension runs through the 2016-17 season. Sutter has three more seasons after this lockout-shortened campaign.

“We are ecstatic that we have kept our leadership team in place both on the hockey side with Dean and Darryl and on the business side with Luc and remain in position to continue competing for the Stanley Cup for many more years,” said AEG’s Tim Leiweke, who is the Kings’ governor.

“They have all done a fantastic job in their respective areas and they have put together outstanding leadership teams. They collectively are a huge reason why our franchise is enjoying the success we are enjoying.

“Now the challenge is to stay on top of that mountain.”

Lombardi and Sutter will be commenting on the developments at Friday’s scheduled practice in El Segundo. It will be the last session before Saturday’s season-opener against Chicago at noon at Staples Center.

My head is too full of the beer I have not yet drank and insanity in which I have not yet participated to have an opinion on this. Game one, banner and a historic Saturday first…then this.

 



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13 replies

  1. Hey! Remember when you guys were calling for Lombardi’s Head and Sutter was sut you! or shut the sut up?

    Now they are being re-signed and it is a joyous occasion. Hate to say it but I told you so! Now you guys can shut the sut up!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    No, but seriously you guys are funny and cool but man you really sutted up and dropped the sutting ball.

    LOMBARDI AND ESPECIALLY SUTTER 4 LIFE!!!

    SUT YOU ALLLLLLL!!!!!

    HATE HATE HATE HATRED FOR ALL ONE AND ALL! NO MATTER WHAT YOU BELIEVE I DONT BELIEVE IN YOU AND THAT’S TRUE YEAH. WE HATE EVERYONE.

    ——Type O Negative song bitches. Too poser to have heard of it, huh?

    • hey, damn it…. nobody cusses on this site. How dare you.

    • We supported Sutter from day 1 so Sutt off. As for Dean, yup. Sutting Sutter saved his job just as Murray almost cost it.

      • You’re so fucking full of shit it’s not even funny. You did a whole angry skit of Lombardi and Sutter meeting when Sutter was coming in with all kinds of stupid move and defense will solve all of our problems rhetoric plus some homosexual innuendo. You know what I’m talking about. Go rebroadcast the whole script. Well, it was funny at the time. Lombardi did some good things too. Both of them are very justifiable for the SC win. It’s whatever man, hail to the Kings!

        INNOCENCE DOES NOT EXIST ANYMORE. WITH ONE THING ON OUR MIND WE TRULY ARE THE KILLING KIND. SCREAM OUT FOR WAR WAAAAARRRRRRR!!!

        ——-GEHENNA “THE KILLING KIND”

        What do you think? End my posts with song lyrics?

        • Give us 3 inches of blood

          • Sorry but Judas Priest ripoff bands are not my thing. How about some Judas Priest?

            FOOLS SELF DESTRUCT CANNOT TAKE THE CROWN DREAMS CRASH ONE BY ONE TO THE GROUND HELL BENT HELL BENT FOR LEATHER HELL BENT HELL BENT FOR LEATHER

            ——Judas Priest “Hell Bent for Leather”.

        • Not bad. And anyone who takes my skits seriously is someone I respect.

          • Oh God, here comes Bobby with the mandatory damage control. Everybody, including Surly and the readers were talking shit while I was calmly telling all to give Sutter a chance. Plus, it was Dean who had enough foresight to bring him in. If I remember correctly you posted a whole thing complaining about how they didn’t bring that Ducks coach in, what’s his name again?

            MAY THE WOLVES START TO HOWL AGAIN MAY THE AGE OF DARKNESS ARISE MAY WE TRAVEL FOR ETERNITY INTO THE UNKNOWN TO REACH WHAT WE SEEK

            ——–Emperor “Towards thy Pantheon”.

          • Dummy. Read. http://lakingsnews.com/2011/12/17/dean-lombardi-darryl-sutter-get-a-clean-slate/

            I gave him a clean slate from day 1.

            Find one post where we did otherwise. You can’t.

          • Yeah, and that’s only after raging about him for a week beforehand. You know for a FACT that you were angry about the hiring and just that you had to write an article giving Dean and Sutter a “clean slate”, shows you went from the denial to anger to acceptance chain of events.

            CLOSE YOUR EYES LOOK DEEP IN YOUR SOUL STEP OUTSIDE YOURSELF AND LET YOUR MIND GO. FROZEN EYES STARE DEEP IN YOU MIND AS YOU DIIIIIIIIIIIEEE

            ——Slayer “Seasons in the Abyss”.

          • I think EVERYONE was happy to have ANYONE other than Murray, he clearly was not the answer and it was to the point any change would have been good. Sure none of us (Surly and Bobby included) claimed that Sutter was going to lead us to the Cup, but to say anyone shat all over the hire is at best hyperbole and at worst (and closer to the truth) a complete lie.

  2. I have come 180 degrees on Tim Leiweke. From mistrust to wanting no one else to run the organization. I can’t believe, as a Kings fan for 34 years, that I cannot wait for the next few of years to unfold. This is just amazing!!!!!

  3. This is awesome. Just worried what will happen when team gets sold. New owners could clean house in the front office and put their own people in and sell off players to reduce payroll. Fucking sucks uncle Phil is selling. We finally had some stability after years of shit. Could literally go back to square 1 with a new ownership group.

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