August 06, 2008
At the risk of turning Puck Daddy into The Craig Custance Show this afternoon, we simply cannot ignore this amazing quote The Sporting News hockey writer snagged from Los Angeles Kings general manager Dean Lombardi this week on his blog regarding RFA offer sheets:
"We're not only going to match any offer sheet, we'll have enough space to go after your guys. Go ahead and make our day. If you sign our guy, we're coming back with both barrels firing. You'd better be damn straight that you have the cap space and all your guys are signed."
Dang, snap, OH NO HE DIDN'T! Sounds like someone wants to dive into rhetorical warfare just in time for the "Yo Momma" round of the Burke/Lowe debates.
Custance asked "someone else in hockey" about Lombardi's comments, and this person responded "that Lombardi better worry about having a job next summer before concerns about offer sheets." And come to think of it, should a general manager really be bragging about cap room when his team is closer to the floor than the 25th round of a Cabo limbo contest?