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06-02-2011, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Buddy The Elf View Post
Somebody please tell me one person in the history of the Kings organization that has been this polarizing? Did Dave Taylor feel the same wrath? I some how don't believe that was the case but I was a lurker at the time.

I'm not going to lie, I find it incredibly fascinating. Much like I love reading and posting on yahoo articles because it immediately turns into "Obama is a socialist" even though you just read an article about a skiing accident. That is a real example by the way.
Dave Taylor was not nearly as polarizing. But there are many reasons why.

DT had nothing close to the cult following that Dean Lombardi has amongst many fans. I never once saw a "In Dave We Trust" or read messageboard posts saying "Dave is the savior" or "Dave is the greatest thing to ever happen to the franchise"

DT was also more of a ho-hum kind of guy, where Lombardi is definitely more the big talk, big word lawyer. I don't remember DT ever saying anything controversial, even during the whole Blake ordeal. Lombardi has had many instances where his comments have gotten him into hot water. So naturally that is going to turn some people off.

The only thing they really have in common is their weak resumes as NHL GM's.

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