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from Arden Zwelling of Sportsnte,
“With Marian, there’s a little bit of Teemu Selanne there. Selanne, when he finally won [a Stanley Cup]—he went to another level,” Lombardi said. “When you experience something like this, you realize sometimes there’s things more important than stats. So we’re certainly hoping he stays.”
What Lombardi is referring to as being more important than stats is Gaborik’s personality off the ice, where he’s been able to fit in seamlessly with the Kings roster, even living with Carter for a spell when he first came to Los Angeles. Lombardi knows it’s hard to find players who fit in so well so quickly, which is something he places value in.
But in order to keep Gaborik, he may have to say goodbye to Richards, and let go of a player he thinks is also an integral part of that organizational makeup. That decision won’t be easy. But it never is.
“One thing that you learn from the last Cup is, you have to prepare for July 1 in a hurry,” Lombardi
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The Kings have decided against buying out the contract of center Mike Richards, according to General Manager Dean Lombardi.
Richards, who has been a key factor in the Kings' two Stanley Cup wins in the last three seasons, is in the middle of a 12-year contract worth $69 million. The agreement was signed when Richards was with the Philadelphia Flyers. A compliance buyout would...
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The Los Angeles Kings will be taking home a nice chunk of change along with their new Stanley Cup rings. Thanks to an updated collective bargaining agreement which raised the amount of playoff payouts, the teams competing for the Cup divide up $13 million. As the champions, the Kings earn the largest slice and are able to divvy up $3.75 million as they see fit.
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via Lisa Dillman tweets,
Breaking news ... OK, not really. But Kings will NOT be buying out the contract of center Mike Richards, according to Dean Lombardi.
Would have been surprised, actually, it if it had been the other way around. In other words, no compliance buyouts, DL says.
Marian Gaborik was one of those players that won the Stanley Cup last week. Instead of taking it to Slovakia, he took it to the ocean, and promptly took off his shirt. He also wore tiny Euro shorts. Eyes are up here, ladies.
from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,
No surprise, but the Stanley Cup-champion Los Angeles Kings have already reached out to Marian Gaborik's camp to try to get something down to keep the pending UFA in the fold. Gaborik led all players in goals in the playoffs, with 14.
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Snoop Dogg showed off his new Los Angeles Kings branded “Lord Stanley Kush” on Instagram. You’ll notice that it’s an old LA Kings logo, presumably because they don’t have permission to sell weed with their current one. [Instagram]
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Snoop Dogg is a great sports fan and his support of Los Angeles teams extends into his weed collection. Check out Snoop’s Los Angeles Kings branded marijuana entitled “Lord Stanley Kush,’ complete with a version of the Kings logo. Now only if he could find a way to smoke it out of the actual Stanley Cup…
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