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NHL's new general managers cause shift in dynamic ahead of draft
NHL's new general managers cause shift in dynamic ahead of draft

Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi was sitting in his office the other day, flipping through a guide that listed his counterparts in the NHL. It was like looking at a high school yearbook without the cheery messages and autographs, one organized by seniority rather than alphabetical order. And now, seriously out of date. There have been six changes in general managers since the end of the NHL regular season — seven if you go back to January and include Tim Murray, who got the Buffalo Sabres job. "The middle group took it hard," said Lombardi, lamenting the fates of some of his peers. The rapid reshuffling has changed the dynamic of how the managers do business with one another....

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