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Kings owner commends team's effort against Blackhawks

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05:58 AM ET 06.10 | The Los Angeles Kings may no longer be in the running to defend their Stanley Cup title from 2012 but that doesn't mean owner Dean Lombardi is down on his luck. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Lombardi said that while he's not able to stomach losing out on returning to the Stanley Cup Finals, he'll be the first guy to condone his team's "sense of honor" in the Western Conference Finals. The Kings didn't seem to be much of a match at times during the series against the Blackhawks, but only after the Conference Finals had concluded did we learn just how admirable the Kings' efforts really were. Top skaters like Dustin Brown, Justin Williams and Drew Doughty all played through injuries and others suffered through the series as well. But still, the Kings dragged the Blackhawks to double overtime in Game 5 before bowing out and forfeiting their Stanley Cup crown. Lombardi is right to be proud of his team; the Kings may have been slain, it wasn't before they put up a valiant effort.

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Dean Lombardi, AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill Dean Lombardi, AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
June 10, 2013  10:41 AM ET

Can't wait to hear what injury Doughty has...Voynov should have a bad back from trying to carry the d-men.

June 10, 2013  10:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Can't wait to hear what injury Doughty has...

I can.

June 10, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Can't wait to hear what injury Doughty has...Voynov should have a bad back from trying to carry the d-men.

+1

June 10, 2013  11:00 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I can.

+10000

June 10, 2013  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I can.

Just being flippant HK...had the Kings won, there would have been no mention of injuries.
LA was fortunate that Voynov followed up his good regular season with a very solid post-season.

June 10, 2013  11:05 AM ET

Dean Lombardi OWNER???

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June 10, 2013  12:10 PM ET
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Just being flippant HK...had the Kings won, there would have been no mention of injuries.LA was fortunate that Voynov followed up his good regular season with a very solid post-season.

I understand completely.

June 10, 2013  12:50 PM ET
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My favourite part of the post-season is hearing what injuries were affecting which player which totally made him play like crap.

and they all do it...
"well admittedly, So-and-So" did play like a wet sack of crapola, but after all, he was suffering from a severe philtrum injury"

June 10, 2013  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Can't wait to hear what injury Doughty has...

You mean .... besides his feelings?

BTW, I agree about Voinov.

June 10, 2013  02:17 PM ET
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and they all do it..."well admittedly, So-and-So" did play like a wet sack of crapola, but after all, he was suffering from a severe philtrum injury"

The dreaded PI...well, you do have to be careful while shaving!

June 10, 2013  02:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Can't wait to hear what injury Doughty has...Voynov should have a bad back from trying to carry the d-men.

Doughty is the highest paid on the team? Can't wait to see what Voynov goes for in RFA?

June 10, 2013  02:26 PM ET

Look at the ears on Duryl,

June 10, 2013  02:42 PM ET
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The dreaded PI...well, you do have to be careful while shaving!

that's how it got it....a sliced philtrum

June 10, 2013  02:42 PM ET

I don't think the Kings have this losing in the CF down right. Where's all the drama and rumors of coaches being fired and players being traded?? :)

June 10, 2013  02:49 PM ET
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I don't think the Kings have this losing in the CF down right. Where's all the drama and rumors of coaches being fired and players being traded?? :)

"Marty McSorley not expected to be on the roster next year"--how's that?

June 10, 2013  02:51 PM ET
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Look at the ears on Duryl,

Our favourite Commisioner has a real set of Dumbos too.

June 10, 2013  03:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

"Marty McSorley not expected to be on the roster next year"--how's that?

Sounds like a panic move to me.

June 10, 2013  03:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Our favourite Commisioner has a real set of Dumbos too.

I can't believe the little twit hasn't taken flight yet...he looks like a cab with the doors open

 
June 10, 2013  03:23 PM ET

When players like Brown and Doughty all of sudden dont look like themselves -- injuries are a likely suspect. I tend to believe them. Also, I have not seen anyplace where they have used them as a reason or excuse for the loss.

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