Kings GM calls off-ice issues ‘eye opening’


By virtually any measure, the past several months have been a nightmare for the Los Angeles Kings, even with many of the wounds being self-inflicted.

At least GM Dean Lombardi isn’t oblivious to that last point, as he discussed with¬†reporters including the Los Angeles Times’ Helene Elliott following news of Slava Voynov‘s decision to “self-depart.”

“In terms of all this, the last seven or eight months [have] really opened my eyes to a lot of things,” Lombardi said.

“We’re going to get better as an organization, I’m convinced.”

Lombardi admitted that the Kings have been “negligent” in the area of off-ice conduct, something he hopes to address.

It’s an understatement to say that the Kings have a lot of room for improvement, especially when it comes to matters that go far deeper than wins and losses.

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