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05-17-2013, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by fyrescorp View Post
I was at the game last night and was thinking, DL was their GM. I believe he had a plan and they didn't have the patience needed to make it over that last hurdle. I know there were problems with Nabakov negotiations, and other instances, but if they stayed the course, maybe they would be in the Kings position and the Kings would still be floundering.

Dean Lombardi not being nominated for GM of the year is a JOKE. The guy took a perennial loser with flashes of potential and solidified a minor league team and created a talent pipeline. He brought in people (coaches, mgmt) that were winners and the Kings are now on the verge of being a solid winner for years to come. He changed the Kings culture to winners yet kept the teams history as a part of the culture.

The Sharks could have had this but for one reason or another could not be patient enough to gut it out.
It's got to be frustrating.

Just a random thought......
Dean Lombardi has mentioned in the past that his firing there made him re-evaluate some of his success and failures and made him a better GM.

Also, the Sharks could still very well beat us in this series. A little premature to talk about SJ's frustrations this year.

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