LA Kings GM Dean Lombardi on cheating vs earning it

The Dean Lombardi show continues. Already posted are quotes about Steve Yzerman nearly being traded by the Red Wings, Bobby Valentine coaching the Red Sox and the Kings needing an identity – and yes, those three things are related to his hiring of Darryl Sutter as coach of the Kings.

If you’re late to the party, all of today’s Deano Moments were courtesy of a 30-minute scrum with the boss following today’s presser in El Segundo.

Here’s the Kings GM on improvements needed by the team…

“I don’t want to change our game. What Murph [Terry Murray] put in place, as far as defensively top-5 in the league, that has to stay. We have to add to our game. Part of that is we’re going to make it more difficult on you. That’s going to be a transition.”

More on the same topic…

“You have to make sure you’re not a dinosaur. But, you still come back to this is a simple game. And you see it in the playoffs. At times in the regular season it can look certain ways and you can get away with things, 3-in-4 nights. But, let’s get real. When you see those playoffs, they’re a war. And if you’re ever going to be there, you better learn it. You can maybe cheat your way through some points at times in the regular season. But, I think it’s a short cut. When you’re going to go up against the Bruins in seven games, like you saw last year, and going into Chicago last year, those series – those are wars. You might as well earn it during the regular season.”

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