Lombardi Q&A

There’s a better-than-average chance that I’ll be getting a phone interview with Dean Lombardi sometime in the next couple days. So, as always, I’ll open it up here for some questions. I have a couple questions I need to ask myself, but otherwise I’ll take the most popular questions from here, or at least the most pertinent ones in terms of the start of training camp. Fire away…

In response to a couple questions in other posts…I think it would be pretty extraordinary for Bernier to make the team out of camp. He would have to be incredible, and even then I think the Kings would want to pair him with a steady, solid, veteran goalie. With all respect to Cloutier and LaBarbera, I’m not sure either one of them would fill that specific role at the moment. But we’ll see.

Most productive summer ever? Wow… I guess you’d have to exclude the Summer Of Gretzky, since that trade alone probably made for the Kings’ most productive summer ever. Other than that? I think you could make a strong argument for this summer. It’s definitely been the most active summer in a while. I suppose in April we’ll be able to better determine how productive it was.

I’ll do my best to provide coverage from the rookie camp next week. I have other work assignments in the afternoon all next week, but I should be able to make it to the morning sessions and grab some interviews.

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