Dean Lombardi: The Architect
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09-04-2012, 09:18 PM
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It's nice that Dave Taylor left a parting gift for Lombardi. Although Quick and Kopitar never stepped foot on the ice nor were they contracted by the team when Taylor was still GM, he gave Lombardi those two important pieces (not to mention Dustin Brown as well).
It also helped that Lombardi parlayed some of Taylor's old acquisitions such as Tim Gleason (who I thought Taylor ripped off from Ottawa for Bryan Smolinski) and Eric Belanger and turned them into Jack Johnson, then turned him into a proven top six scorer in Jeff Carter.
Trying to think of what other Dave Taylor picks/players that Lombardi inherited then turned into something. I know that you could link the Cammalleri trade to Calgary with the Dustin Penner acquisition. Not sure of what others there are.
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