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07-03-2007, 02:41 AM
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I don't think that there is any jealousy or malice involved here at all. Lombardi is simply looking at a position that the Kings desparately need help with and considering all of his options. If he determines that Lundqvist is worth the picks then it certainly does him no harm to make the offer.
If he does and Lundqvist doesn't accept it, fine. If Lundqvist accepts and the Rags match, then fine. Lombardi will have done his job by making every attempt to improve the Kings. Point is, there is more than one way to skin a cat. With a cap in place, spending big money in the UFA market isn't the only way to get it done.
Neither is willingly forking over draft picks for an offer sheet.
Then again, the Kings also willingly gave the Canucks draft picks for Dan "The Human Sieve" Cloutier in a trade, so it wouldn't shock me too much if they tried this tact...
So the Rangers and Sather know how to work the cap...not gonna begrudge them that at all...hell, there's quite a few other teams that wish their front office staffs were up on how to maximize things under the cap. Hence the whining from certain corners (most loudly from western NY and northern NJ)...
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