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Kings GM Says He Handled The Smyth Trade In The Wrong Way

from David Staples of the Edmonton Journal,

Mark Spector of Sportsnet and the Team 1260 had Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi on his radio show this afternoon.

The top of Lombardi’s complaint about the Oilers trading him an injured Colin Fraser for Ryan Smyth this past July came up.

“I apologize to Edmonton, and the NHL. I was wrong, the way I handled that,” Lombardi told Spector.

What had Lombardi done wrong?

The Mulletgate issue started up soon after the Smyth trade was announced.

The Oilers reported to Lombardi that Fraser had a broken foot, but the advice from their Oilers team doctors was that it was healing well and Fraser would promptly be able to resume full training.


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Oilers Rock's avatar

i dont think he was ever mad about the smyth deal… he was taking out his anger on tambellini for schooling him on a dustin penner deal…

Posted by Oilers Rock from Edmonton, Alberta on 01/12/12 at 07:31 PM ET

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