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Kings Coach Darryl Sutter picks his spots with veteran team
Kings Coach Darryl Sutter picks his spots with veteran team

Kings Coach Darryl Sutter mostly left the off-season monitoring of players -- not that there was much --to his boss, Dean Lombardi, the team’s general manager. Lombardi found his way this summer to the Canadian wilds of Kenora to check in on the fitness and progress of center Mike Richards. Kenora, in Ontario, Canada, is about two and a half hours from Winnipeg. Times colleague Helene Elliott asked Richards whether Lombardi stayed to do any fishing during his brief visit. He did not. But they had lunch. “I think it took him longer to get to Kenora than he actually stayed in Kenora,” Richards said Saturday. “He watched me work out and that’s about...

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