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Lombardi Sorry For Outburst

from Mike Brophy of Sportsnet at CityNews,

Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi has apologized to NHL vice-president Mike Murphy for an outburst following his team’s loss to the Phoenix Coyotes on Thursday night, but still expects a phone call from NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

Lombardi was furious after a Coyotes goal scored by Martin Hanzal on a high stick was allowed following a lengthy review by the league’s war room in Toronto. He said Murphy’s decision was swayed by the fact that he didn’t get the GM job with the Kings.

“I called Mike Murphy and apologized first thing this morning,” Lombardi said. “He was very professional and a bigger man than me.”


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He was very professional and a bigger man than me.”

Don’t give him too much credit, it doesn’t seem like he gave any reasoning for disallowing it, more like he felt like he was the bigger man and let Lombardi grovel at his feet until he hung up.

Posted by NathanBC on 01/21/11 at 05:22 PM ET

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Last night was just the straw that broke the camels back, I’d say the real frustration occured a few weeks back in Ottawa when the Kings were absoutely robbed a couple of times.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 01/21/11 at 05:41 PM ET

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