I don't follow how that's a counter point to what I said, but I agree that Lamoriello knows what he's doing, too. I think that he knows what to do to make keeping Gomez possible, but is open to a trade if a team wants to overpay for the "privilege" of making his job easier. Lombardi may be inquiring, but I doubt that he'd end up paying the cost. Perhaps we agree there.
We Do ... and my point was yes Lamoriello certainly isn't letting Gomez go, or at least cheaply even if that doesn't mean taking salary back, he'll ask for top level prospects and lots of them, and that Lombardi wouldn't hopefully be taking on huge salaries foolishly and ending up in Lamoriello's shoes of not having to keep ALL the players he'd like to.
In other words both guys are too smart to let the other screw them, and for the Kings to REALY improve (and FAST, like the Fans want) we need to be the ones doing some screwing to the other GM's around the NHL