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by Paul on 07/05/11 at 05:01 PM ET
from Helene Elliott of The Fabulous Forum,
Asked Tuesday if there were anything new regarding his negotiations with Doughty, Lombardi said no, and added this via email:
“I am getting the feeling on Drew that unfortunately this could take a while. As we just saw this past week free agency produces a frenzy for players at all levels. We must be judicious about not getting into this market for our own players. Therefore it is critical with Drew that the dollars reflect a fair rate of return regarding the term of the contract. We must be prepared to do what it takes to get it right.”
Lombardi also said the Kings would match any offer sheet Doughty might sign with another team.
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