In fact, the
The Kings were a player short last month in Philadelphia, and more recently were short one defenseman because of injuries and the salary-cap limbo.
In three days, it will be a month since Voynov was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. No charges have been filed. A development in the case could come Tuesday. Or next week.
Lombardi used the word "dysfunctional" to describe the system in an interview last week with Times columnist Helene Elliott.
Then NHL Commissioner
"Every team has to manage its salary cap, right?" Bettman said in a SportsNet news story. "It's just the way it works."
Lombardi responded with a "return volley" Monday afternoon, via email to The Times.