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Kings GM blasts Oilers over trade

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09:49 AM ET 07.09 | Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi, contending the Edmonton Oilers have twice traded him players -- most recently Colin Fraser -- who are not able to play, said Friday he will "look at our legal avenues" to get a remedy. "The bottom line for me, I would have rather invested my money with Bernie Madoff than invest in Edmonton's word," Lombardi said.

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July 9, 2011  10:08 AM ET

if you've been fleeced twice should you open your mouth?....maybe get another team doctor?

July 9, 2011  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

if you've been fleeced twice should you open your mouth?....maybe get another team doctor?

no kidding!! he doesn't have a Dr check these guys out and he whines that he got taken?

July 9, 2011  10:17 AM ET

Caveat Emptor.

July 9, 2011  10:35 AM ET

The red droid had a bad motivator, so they'll end up taking the little blue R2 unit...

It was a BeeEss trade to move Smyth home, and shed some cap. Why get all worked-up about it? Take a second-rounder or something, and be done with it. Sheesh.

You would think that, going into the off-season (with the media hawking for every last scrap of dirt) that an experienced GM would know to play his cards closer to his vest, and learn to keep his yap shut.

July 9, 2011  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

no kidding!! he doesn't have a Dr check these guys out and he whines that he got taken?

You're right. If Dean Lombardi failed to have his team Doctor look into a player's health matters before agreeing to a trade, the joke's on him. He's guilty of gross negligence.

July 9, 2011  10:39 AM ET

...Focus on signing Drew Doughty, Dean. That's the ticking bomb you really need to defuse.

July 9, 2011  11:00 AM ET

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice....

July 9, 2011  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

...Focus on signing Drew Doughty, Dean. That's the ticking bomb you really need to defuse.

You're exactly right. Sign Doughty! He should be thanking his lucky stars he was able to dump Ryan Smyth's contract, which is what he wanted. Now he has the money to sign Drew. Git 'er done!

July 9, 2011  11:02 AM ET

It was more the legal aspect of these players' status, and why wouldn't Lombardi know? If these guys are unusable, how about Brad Richards? or Sid, for that matter.

July 9, 2011  11:04 AM ET

Stamkos?

July 9, 2011  11:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

You're right. If Dean Lombardi failed to have his team Doctor look into a player's health matters before agreeing to a trade, the joke's on him. He's guilty of gross negligence.

He is still pissed off about the fleecing he took in the Penner deal.

July 9, 2011  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

He is still pissed off about the fleecing he took in the Penner deal.

Like Shiprock said in post #7, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice.... "

July 9, 2011  11:19 AM ET

With a team that has been bad as the Oilers have been lately, you should trade for their draft picks not their players. Lombardi was fooled twice. To paraphrase the old adage, shame on you, Mr. Lombardi.

July 9, 2011  11:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice....

He said it best?

July 9, 2011  11:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

He said it best?

LOL And was voted in a second time

July 9, 2011  11:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Like Shiprock said in post #7, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice.... "

I remember back when the N.Y. Yankees used to trade players with the old Kansas City As and fleece them every time. Some never learn.

July 9, 2011  11:39 AM ET

The Oilers need to strike back!

Time to offer Doughty that 10-year $75 million offer sheet.

The Kings will match, but it will screw up their cap situation for years to come. If the don't match, which is unlikely, you get one of the games best at a price of only two firsts, a second, and a third.

July 9, 2011  11:45 AM ET

...define, drama.

July 9, 2011  11:50 AM ET

That was for the 'other' thread - how's that happen ???

 
July 9, 2011  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

The Oilers need to strike back!Time to offer Doughty that 10-year $75 million offer sheet.The Kings will match, but it will screw up their cap situation for years to come. If the don't match, which is unlikely, you get one of the games best at a price of only two firsts, a second, and a third.

...Blew coffee outta my nose, reading this. Thanks, Argos. This needs to happen.

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