Updated: April 21, 2006, 12:50 PM ET
On Friday afternoon, the Kings will make it official. The club will introduce Dean Lombardi as their new team president/general manager.

Outgoing team president Tim Leiweke -- who'll remain the club's representative to the Board of Governors -- immediately focused his attention on Lombardi after deciding a couple of weeks ago to fire Dave Taylor. Sources close to the club say Leiweke was determined to get his man. In fact, there is no evidence that he ever interviewed anyone else for the job.