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September 4, 2003 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Dean Lombardi had hit rock bottom. He had no one to talk to, nowhere to turn, no future in sight. "Quite frankly, I was in a coma for four months," recalled the former general manager of the San Jose Sharks, who was hired as a scout by the Flyers last week. A dynamic young executive, Lombardi, 45, had placed the Sharks on the map with five straight playoff appearances. His clubs had improved in the standings in each of those years. Now he was unemployed, fired in March by the Sharks' chief executive officer, Greg Jamison.
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October 12, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - Los Angeles general manager Dean Lombardi called the Mike Richards situation a "tragedy," said the former Kings center was caught in a "destructive spiral," and claimed he was "played" by the ex-Flyers captain. In an explosive reaction to the latest developments surrounding Richards, Lombardi made his comments to the Los Angeles Times on Friday. On Saturday, former Flyers club president Peter Luukko said the team was unaware of any off-ice issues when Richards was traded to L.A. in 2011.
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February 11, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The San Jose Sharks last night appealed captain Owen Nolan's 11-game suspension, and general manager Dean Lombardi implied that the NHL had a bias against the team. Nolan was suspended Friday for his hit on the Dallas Stars' Grant Marshall on Feb.1. Appeals are permissible under the NHL's bylaws, but are rarely successful. Lombardi said that the Sharks' appeal was warranted because, he said, the punishment didn't fit Nolan's crime. "It's no secret that [NHL commissioner]
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November 16, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
New Jersey Devils general manager Lou Lamoriello said it was a tough decision personally - and a risky one. The Devils traded backup goaltender Chris Terreri to the San Jose Sharks for a second-round pick in the 1996 entry draft, Lamoriello announced yesterday. The Devils lose a goaltender who has been with the organization since 1983. They also lose an experienced backup to Martin Brodeur. Terreri, 31, has appeared in four games this season, and is 3-0-0 with a 2.57 goals-against average.
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January 19, 2013 | Associated Press
The Los Angeles Kings have given multiyear contract extensions to coach Darryl Sutter, general manager Dean Lombardi, and president of business operations Luc Robitaille. The Stanley Cup champions announced the deals Friday. Sutter took over for the fired Terry Murray in December 2011 and immediately led the Kings to the franchise's first championship. The veteran coach went 25-13-11 in the regular season before eighth-seeded Los Angeles' 16-4 rampage through the playoffs. Last-minute moves The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Tom Poti from Hershey of the AHL, bringing back someone who hasn't played in an NHL game in two years because of injuries.
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December 16, 2011
Dustin Brown scored on a redirect midway through the third period, and Jonathan Quick had 24 saves to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night in Ohio, ending a five-game skid and giving interim coach John Stevens his first victory with L.A. Brown added an assist and Davis Drewiske also scored for the Kings, who fired Terry Murray on Monday. There is speculation that general manager Dean Lombardi is close to hiring former San Jose coach and Calgary GM Darryl Sutter as the permanent coach.
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December 3, 2002 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There's a good chance that in a year or so, defensive prospect Jeff Woywitka will be skating on the Flyers' blue line. Yesterday, the 6-foot-3, 215-pound defenseman was invited to the 2003 Canadian national junior team selection camp for players under age 20. The 22-member team will compete for the World Junior Hockey Championship in Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia, from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5. Woywitka, 19, has 10 goals and 19 assists for 29...
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December 13, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
COACH TERRY MURRAY doesn't deserve the blame for the Los Angeles Kings' terrible start to a season of high expectations, according to general manager Dean Lombardi. Yet Lombardi decided Murray had to pay for it anyway. Los Angeles fired Murray yesterday and replaced him with assistant coach John Stevens, like Murray a former Flyers head coach, who will be the Kings' interim coach when they open a four-game road trip tonight in Boston. Murray was behind the long-struggling Kings' bench for their best moments in the past decade, leading Los Angeles to consecutive playoff appearances after an 8-year absence while compiling the best winning percentage (.560)
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June 11, 2013
After two straight playoff runs extending well into June, Dustin Brown believes the Los Angeles Kings get the full benefit of all that experience only if they stay together. Two days after the Kings' title defense ended in the Western Conference finals in Chicago, Brown echoed his teammates' desire Monday to keep the Kings' core largely intact this fall. The captain echoed the thoughts of general manager Dean Lombardi, who said he'll endeavor to keep nearly every significant contributor to the team coming off the most successful two-year stretch in franchise history.
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July 2, 2015 | Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Columnist
IT'S BEEN a crazy month in Flyerland. Kimmo Timonen finally won his Stanley Cup, albeit with another team. Chris Pronger, who hasn't laced 'em up since the Phillies were good and still has a couple of years left on his gaudy contract, was traded, at least technically. And then, a few days later, he was named to the Hall of Fame. Up until now, the only current players who received such an honor had names like McCartney, Dylan, Jagger and, of course, Springsteen. But the craziest chapter of the month in Flyerland involves, sadly, the Flyers captain who preceded Pronger.
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January 9, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
NEW YORK - From a white-walled hallway on the bottom floor of the Barclays Center on Thursday night, a member of the Washington Capitals public-relations staff extended his hand to guide Mike Richards into an expansive room. Less than two hours before Washington's 4-1 victory against the Islanders, a red Capitals curtain, draped from a portable rod, marked the spot where Richards would stand and carry out a task that he always considered a chore when he was the Flyers' captain: answering questions from the media.
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October 12, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - Los Angeles general manager Dean Lombardi called the Mike Richards situation a "tragedy," said the former Kings center was caught in a "destructive spiral," and claimed he was "played" by the ex-Flyers captain. In an explosive reaction to the latest developments surrounding Richards, Lombardi made his comments to the Los Angeles Times on Friday. On Saturday, former Flyers club president Peter Luukko said the team was unaware of any off-ice issues when Richards was traded to L.A. in 2011.
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July 2, 2015 | Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Columnist
IT'S BEEN a crazy month in Flyerland. Kimmo Timonen finally won his Stanley Cup, albeit with another team. Chris Pronger, who hasn't laced 'em up since the Phillies were good and still has a couple of years left on his gaudy contract, was traded, at least technically. And then, a few days later, he was named to the Hall of Fame. Up until now, the only current players who received such an honor had names like McCartney, Dylan, Jagger and, of course, Springsteen. But the craziest chapter of the month in Flyerland involves, sadly, the Flyers captain who preceded Pronger.
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January 28, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
THE STATISTICS and analytics matched what Dean Lombardi's eyes were witnessing. He could see the drop-off in Mike Richards like everyone else, but didn't want to believe it. Managing a dynastic Stanley Cup enterprise isn't always black and white, after all. Not when people are involved. Lombardi had one final opportunity last June to buy out Richards' contract, but was swayed by the conversation he had with the player who made the Los Angeles Kings' 2012 Cup possible. He decided against it. It was a decision the general manager clearly regrets now, after placing the former Flyers captain on waivers yesterday.
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December 7, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - Ron Hextall stood and watched his Flyers practice yesterday in the same Toyota Sports Center where 2 years ago he had an office as Dean Lombardi's assistant with the Kings. Hextall's former team won another Stanley Cup last June and is off to a solid start defending its crown. Hextall's current team, well, it has won only once in its last 11 games - leaving him to answer questions yesterday about his coach's job security and tanking for the draft lottery.
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July 25, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE SOFT sell when Ron Hextall was promoted to the post of Flyers general manager in early May was that it was a natural evolution. Paul Holmgren repeated that he would not have lured Hextall away from Los Angeles the previous summer if he didn't anticipate this day; Hextall humbly contended that he would lean on Homer's counsel, and work alongside him. And while yesterday's casual interview in his Skate Zone offices contained all those subtexts (and...
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June 11, 2013
After two straight playoff runs extending well into June, Dustin Brown believes the Los Angeles Kings get the full benefit of all that experience only if they stay together. Two days after the Kings' title defense ended in the Western Conference finals in Chicago, Brown echoed his teammates' desire Monday to keep the Kings' core largely intact this fall. The captain echoed the thoughts of general manager Dean Lombardi, who said he'll endeavor to keep nearly every significant contributor to the team coming off the most successful two-year stretch in franchise history.
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January 19, 2013 | Associated Press
The Los Angeles Kings have given multiyear contract extensions to coach Darryl Sutter, general manager Dean Lombardi, and president of business operations Luc Robitaille. The Stanley Cup champions announced the deals Friday. Sutter took over for the fired Terry Murray in December 2011 and immediately led the Kings to the franchise's first championship. The veteran coach went 25-13-11 in the regular season before eighth-seeded Los Angeles' 16-4 rampage through the playoffs. Last-minute moves The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Tom Poti from Hershey of the AHL, bringing back someone who hasn't played in an NHL game in two years because of injuries.
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December 16, 2011
Dustin Brown scored on a redirect midway through the third period, and Jonathan Quick had 24 saves to lead the Los Angeles Kings to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday night in Ohio, ending a five-game skid and giving interim coach John Stevens his first victory with L.A. Brown added an assist and Davis Drewiske also scored for the Kings, who fired Terry Murray on Monday. There is speculation that general manager Dean Lombardi is close to hiring former San Jose coach and Calgary GM Darryl Sutter as the permanent coach.
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December 16, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
THAT WAS a sigh of relief coming from the Los Angeles Kings' dressing room. Dustin Brown scored on a redirect midway through the third period and Jonathan Quick had 24 saves to lead the visiting Kings to a 2-1 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets last night, ending a five-game skid and giving interim coach John Stevens his first victory. "It's a great feeling when you break a losing streak," center Anze Kopitar said. "It wasn't pretty but the effort was definitely there. At the end of the day, it doesn't matter how. We got the two points.
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