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01-10-2011, 12:46 PM
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You guys totally miss the point, no one is talking about the hockey part of the trade. I personally would rather have Lubo who is on pace for a 65 point season, but the hockey part is not relevant.
It's a manager who preaches player loyalty and then trades a guy who at the end of his contract would have finished his 13th season with the Kings, if anyone had a Kings tattoo on his butt it was Lubomir Visnovsky.
Now what Dean did was totally within the rules, no one is debating that. But if you are going to make trades like that, then don't make BS comments about player loyalties or tattoo's on their butts if you clearly are going to treat them like mercenaries. It was the perfect example of saying one thing and doing another. It was Nick Saban saying "I am not taking the Alabama job" and a week later being introduced. Just don't make comments like that and preach loyalty if you aren't going to live up to them.
Loyalty is a two way street, wouldn't you agree Sydor25?
I think some of you take comments like the tatoo thing way too seriously. Lombardi is looking for players that are committed to being a professional.
There are always going to be situations where the most solid professional may not fit into the team's plans anymore.
It's not like Lubo is suffering. He is still making great money and PLAYING hockey in the NHL. Based partly on his performance the team (Lombardi) decided to move in another direction.
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