Kings Links: Life After Bernier, Day 1

New backup? New backup! (Ben Scrivens) - Greg Fiume

Here's a bunch of reactions to the trade which sent Matt Frattin and Ben Scrivens to Los Angeles, in exchange for our backup goalie. Plus, Dean Lombardi talks. A lot.

Happy Monday, everybody! If you're still mourning the departure of Jonathan Bernier, watch some adorable cat videos and listen to some soothing music before diving into this article. If you got used to the strong possibility that this was coming, well, read on.

Bernier, Frattin, and Scrivens

Kings

  • What, you haven't read Robert's season review for Anze Kopitar yet? Shame on you. Read it. We'll be posting further reviews
  • GM Dean Lombardi talked a lot yesterday. Here's 23 minutes of audio if you've got some time on your hands, from Jon Rosen.
  • If you prefer reading, Rosen has also transcribed most of the conversation. Lombardi covered the Bernier trade, Rob Scuderi, Willie Mitchell, Dustin Brown, Dustin Penner, Bud Holloway, and Darryl Sutter. Short version: plugging away on Scuderi, Brown, and Holloway; wait-and-see for Mitchell and Penner; Sutter had surgery for a hernia.

    We'll be keeping you updated on those stories... except for the Sutter surgery. Don't need any more details there.

One More Thing...

There's a hockey game tonight. Check out the previews from Stanley Cup of Chowder and Second City Hockey. We may see another team lifting the Cup tonight. Prepare yourselves accordingly.

(I want seven games, so Go Bruins. And while we're at it, go baseball Bruins.)

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