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08-16-2010, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by KINGS17 View Post
Haven't seen any accomplishments? By all accounts the team made the playoffs a year ahead of schedule according to most reasonable people.
I just want to point out that this team did not make the playoffs 'ahead of schedule.' In 2008-2009 they were on track to make the playoffs until their collapse at the end. 2009-2010 it was sort of a given that they were expected to make the playoffs.
Hammond: In this last part of the interview with Dean Lombardi, he talks about his expectations for the Kings going forward…

Question: Your team’s basic goal this season, to make the playoffs, was pretty obvious.

Lombardi: I think now they’re playing with legitimate pressure and expectations. This is the first year I really felt we had a solid chance to be in the playoffs, and I certainly still do, but I think there was that element of them having to go out and do it. They got in first place, and now there’s expectations to stay in that hunt.

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