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from Rich Hammond of the OC Register,

(on the possibility of re-signing Jarret Stoll and/or Justin Williams…)

LOMBARDI: ''I think those type of things, you talk to the players individually and tell them exactly what we’re going to be able to do. We’ve got two issues here. The reality is, we didn’t accomplish what we set out to accomplish, and we’ve got cap issues. What we’re going to be able to do here is probably more difficult than in the past. Then we also have this issue of, we don’t know what the cap (ceiling) is, and that’s really frustrating. … You hear a lot of speculation on where that thing is. So there’s a dramatic difference, in terms of what you’re talking about with the (salary-cap ceiling) spread. A million dollars might not sound like a lot, but for teams that have had success, that’s a lot. And we don’t know what that is, and we’re not going to know until whenever. … It puts us in a position where we’re not going to know, and we’re not going to know for another month. So you see what we tried to do here, in the meantime. (Jeff Solomon) did a fantastic job and got most of the young guys done. We pecked away at that during the year, and we’ve got two more of those kids out there. But we’ve cut that number down dramatically, with Martinez and Muzzin and Clifford and Nolan and Pearson....

more plus Lombardi on 'locking' Darryl Sutter out of the dressing room here...

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w2j2's avatar

That is really a good interview with Lombardi about how a coach should interact (or not) in the dressing room, and how the emotion must come from the players, not the coach.

Posted by w2j2 on 04/12/15 at 06:19 PM ET

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