From the man who introduced us to coulombs, here’s Dean Lombardi talking about neutrinos


The latest installment of “Dean Lombardi knows stuff,” from LA Kings Insider:

“I hear you people say it all the time. You don’t even have to be the general manager or coach to get a feel for a room, right? And you guys have been around long enough, and you can sense it. It’s weird.

“But you know what? It’s not weird, because 50 years from now with these brain scans and understanding of neutrinos, we’re going to find out that there is a scientific basis for that innate feeling we get that we can’t explain.”

For the uninitiated, neutrinos — according to the IceCube Neutrino Observatory website — are “subatomic particles produced by the decay of radioactive elements.” The site also says they’re “the most tiny quantity of reality ever imagined by a human being,” and, per Lombardi, somehow related to the Kings having lost three straight and 12 of 16 since Christmas.

I find it fascinating Lombardi can just rattle this stuff off the top of his head, like he did in explaining the role coulombs — units of electrical charge — played during a Kings-Blue Jackets clock malfunction during the 2011-12 campaign.

Now, if he could just figure out the salary cap…