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March 07, 2009

Dean Lombardi has officially waved the white flag on this season. I agreed with most of the moves Lombardi has made since becoming the GM, until now. I was shocked to read that he said it was a possibility that Patrick O'Sullivan might be further along as a player if he hadn't held out at the beginning of the season. Then to say Ilya Kovalchuk and Marian Gaborik had too steep of a price tag!

Dean, how much cap space do we have? The Kings are so close to becoming a playoff team. This trade was a step backward. Of course Justin Williams was a bargain -- he has been hurt for what seems like years! He can't help from the injured list.

Every season, it's the same old thing for Kings fans.

Steven Curtis

Thousand Oaks

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I doubt even AEG's spin doctor Tim Leiweke could keep a straight face and justify the Kings' failure to do anything at the NHL trade deadline. What is the point of saving so much salary cap space all season long if they are not going to use it to acquire players? Is the team's failure to qualify for the playoffs (again!) and their position at the bottom of the Western Conference (again!) not motivation enough to improve? Can someone track down Philip Anschutz and let him know the point of sports is to compete and at times even win?

Elizabeth Buckley

Westchester

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