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Kings' Lombardi and Sutter 'set the bar extremely high' but failed to measure up, AEG boss says

Kings' Lombardi and Sutter 'set the bar extremely high' but failed to measure up, AEG boss says

Until the numbers simply wouldn’t add up, Luc Robitaille believed the Kings would make the playoffs this season.

“Because we did it in 2012,” he said, referring to the late surge that got them in as the No. 8 seed and launched their first Stanley Cup run. “I was like, ‘At some point we’re going to go on a streak and we’ll win a bunch of games, 2-1, 3-2 ,and we’re going to turn it around and we’ll be dangerous in the playoffs.’”

That point never came. Too stale, too slow and too feeble offensively, the Kings flailed when Robitaille expected them to fly. For parent company AEG, a second non-playoff finish in three seasons — and the belief general manager Dean Lombardi and...

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