Lombardi – ‘It was what you would expect your captain to do’

Here’s more from Kings GM Dean Lombardi, talking about the eight-year contract extension signed by team captain Dustin Brown…

– On why the extension came together so quickly:

“I think it’s well known that Brownie did his own contract, but the biggest thing, I think, is that you’re starting to have all the blocks in place for where truly a player wants to stay. Everything’s in place for him, in terms of a good team, a team that has a chance for the next Cup and is still relatively young. He’s very much adapted to Southern California, he wants his kids in school here. Every facet that a player looks at, in terms of where he wants to play, is in place. Now, it’s just a matter of coming to a fair number. And I think the other thing he was very conscious of in working through this, not only he’s working through this, but he’s also – just like as the captain of the team on the ice – he understood the cap implication. He understood it’s not about getting as much as I can, it’s about getting a fair contact that allows…the reason I’m staying here is to win, and I like the guys in the room and we have a chance for a number of years. Part of that is that, okay I have to take a fair contact versus what I can probably get in free agency. Put those all together and it will only take you a couple of days. Give him credit, not only is this a very good contract, but he was very cognizant of the idea of how caps work, particularity of the way the cap has come down this year and the uncertainly of how it’s projected to go up. He was certainly a guy who approached it, obviously he has an obligation to himself and his family, but he was very cognizant of what you need to do to keep this team together. So, put those things together and you get things done in a hurry. It was what you would expect your captain to do, it wasn’t all about him, it was about the team too.”

– On if there is any sort of no-trade or no-movement clause in the contract:

“Partial. We talked about that, there’s some protection. But, as we all know, those things don’t work anyway. All these full no-trade clauses and everything else. Bottom line, is if it doesn’t work, we’ve seen it time and time again, whether it’s [Jarome] Iginla or Robyn Regehr. As a practical matter, I don’t think they’re worth the paper they’re printed on anyway.”

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