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02:02 PM ET 06.12 | The Los Angeles Kings may have fallen short in their pursuit of a second consecutive Stanley Cup, but Dustin Brown wants to bring the entire team back next year and to give it another shot. He thinks that their failures this season will only make them a better team and that the Kings don't need much in the way of upgrades. "Experience is one thing, but experiencing it all together is much more valuable ... What you want to build on is that group of guys that stick together, because at the end of the day, that's all you have to lean on when times get tough." General manager Dean Lombardi echoed Brown's statements so it looks like the Kings' captain will get his wish.

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June 12, 2013  03:01 PM ET

He saw all the trouble Jake and Elwood had putting it back together.

June 12, 2013  03:05 PM ET

When you don't win the big enchilada you can expect changes. They're absolutely necessary to prevent stagnation.

June 12, 2013  03:13 PM ET

Good Teams can stay together as long as no one Malkins the payroll.

June 12, 2013  03:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Good Teams can stay together as long as no one Malkins the payroll.

Is that like coming into some cash?

June 12, 2013  03:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Is that like coming into some cash?

Which is a good as money.

June 12, 2013  03:41 PM ET

Chiarelli essentially kept the same B's team together, after they were bounced by the Caps in the first round last year. Now they are back in the finals again after having won the Cup in 2011.

June 12, 2013  03:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Is that like coming into some cash?

Its been a year since a Semin thread

June 12, 2013  03:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Good Teams can stay together as long as no one Malkins the payroll.

I love it, Malkins as a verb. Nice.

June 12, 2013  04:26 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Good Teams can stay together as long as no one Malkins the payroll.

And hopefully no one Averys the dressing room.

June 12, 2013  04:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

He saw all the trouble Jake and Elwood had putting it back together.

And they were on a mission from god.

June 12, 2013  05:50 PM ET

Dustin Brown. Did he play? 'Cause I must have missed him.

June 12, 2013  05:51 PM ET
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Is that like coming into some cash?

Might be better to use said cash to buy a hooker instead.

June 12, 2013  06:11 PM ET

C or snot - he's about the most expendable - only a wee bit more than the hatchet guy - on this team . He don't fight near enough to be a tough-guy, and never has impressed past the 50 point mark. Might be time for PrEteNNdER, or, OO-OO-Mr Kotter to step to be the big C.

June 12, 2013  07:49 PM ET
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Dustin Brown. Did he play? 'Cause I must have missed him.

When he showed-up they won the cup. Where was Drew?

 
June 12, 2013  07:51 PM ET
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C or snot - he's about the most expendable - only a wee bit more than the hatchet guy - on this team . He don't fight near enough to be a tough-guy, and never has impressed past the 50 point mark. Might be time for PrEteNNdER, or, OO-OO-Mr Kotter to step to be the big C.

Penner is UFA, but Carter sure came prepared this season.

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