Deals were coming down around the
Was he going to try to do anything else?
"No way," Lombardi said.
"You never know what to expect anymore," Coach
"You try to stay clear of all of that, that's just a total distraction from everything," he said. "…Especially with this day and age … it's hard to stay away from it. I've found it's in my best interest.
"They [his parents] are not on Twitter. My mom reads the blogs all the time, for sure."
Perhaps the biggest development to affect the Kings had nothing to do with the trade market. It involved a big blow to one of their chief rivals, the
Calgary GM Brad Treliving told reporters in Philadelphia that defenseman and team captain
The Kings and the Flames are tied with 70 points, but Calgary is in a playoff spot by virtue of the tiebreaker, sitting in third place in the Pacific Division.
Inconsistency has beset the Kings this season. They've dropped three consecutive games after winning eight in a row. Calgary might have suffered a devastating injury and the
"The feeling is that you need your best players to be top players," Sutter said. "We've had a lot of guys that have had tough stretches and tough years. They're good guys, and all that. But they need to be better than good players."
KINGS VS. EDMONTON
When: 6:30 p.m. PST, Tuesday.
Where: Rexall Place.
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