The day after the Los Angeles Kings were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Chicago Blackhawks, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi shared his thoughts on a variety of topics.
A recap of the biggest talking points.
What the last 24 hours has been like:
I think the disappointment is obviously the losing but I think theres a bit of, this is something Ive always said when we were building this thing like, I told you this two years ago that when we got beat in the playoffs, I think it was against San Jose Game 6, it was the first year guys went home ticked off versus, make the playoffs get knocked out, and saying, well good season.
"At that time I said we were progressing because it was clearly the first time there were guys that were upset the season was over. Now they're at the Conference Final level and ticked off, because of basically a missed opportunity. Thats a tribute to them for having raised the bar so high. But thats what theyve always wanted and thats what ...