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01-10-2011, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Sydor25 View Post
Of course it is, but situations change and the business of sports sucks for people sometimes. Was McLean happy with Lou saying that he was there for the long haul and then fired 2 days before Christmas? Was that a **** move by Lou, sure, but **** happens and sometimes you have to make changes.

Being an NHL GM isn't designed to make friends. Dean probably had every intention of keeping Lubo for the long haul when he presented the contract extension to Lubo. **** happened during the season that was not expected, both with the team and with Lubo, and Dean had the chance to pickup 2 valuable players for a player that he previously had long term plans with. He did with Lubo what most wanted done with Cammy, get maximum value for a player that is no longer in the long term plans.

So, you are okay with Dean and Murray finishing their contracts? What if the Kings implode in the second half and finish in the bottom 5 of the NHL. You want him around 2 more years since he signed an extension this past off season?
Nah, if the Kings don't make the playoffs this season or any subsequent season, guys like Herby and JT would fire Lombardi at the drop of a hat.

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