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On a day Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar win major awards, biggest news for Kings is Milan Lucic's likely departure

On a day Drew Doughty and Anze Kopitar win major awards, biggest news for Kings is Milan Lucic's likely departure

The Kings’ likely loss of left wing Milan Lucic to free agency overshadowed their triumphs Wednesday at the NHL awards show, where Drew Doughty won the Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenseman and center Anze Kopitar won the Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward and the Lady Byng for sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct.

General Manager Dean Lombardi told The Times he felt a deal with Lucic was close a month ago. However, it’s believed they disagreed over the length of the contract, and Lucic told club officials he will test the free-agent market. Lucic had 20 goals and 55 points in 81 games last season. The story was first reported by Pierre...

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