If you wanted to set up a scenario that would cause my world to be torn asunder this would be a pretty good one:
1) Have the Kings struggle to score
2) Have dopes like Helene Elliot* say that Dean Lombardi's job is on the line UNLESS
3) He trades for the worst "super star" in the NHL (Rick Nash)
On the one hand, I love Dean. On the other hand, the reason I love Dean is because he wouldn't be retarded enough to trade for someone like Rick Nash. That thought's comforting. It's the reason I can sleep at night. It's one of the bedrocks of my existence: Calvin & Hobbes is awesome, so are boobs, Dean Lombardi wouldn't trade for Rick Nash. Now that bedrock is being tested and I'm upset!
Honestly, I get why a lot of people want to fire Dean Lombardi: it's because they're giant babies who are upset because they honestly thought making the playoffs is easy. They already fired Murray and that didn't change anything so now they want Dean gone. I get it. All I'm saying is that it's not Dean Lombardi's fault that you're a baby. Maybe you should go to counseling or something, I dunno. Or maybe you should stop spouting off about "the system!!!" because you don't really know what it is and you're only saying it because it makes you sound smart without actually being smart.
Or maybe it's because deep down they don't want to admit it's the players they've liked, the players that were brought together by Dean Lombardi, that are the problem this season. Or maybe, just maybe, you can't accept the fact that sometimes... shit happens? And that you don't fire one of maybe 10 guys in the NHL that actually knows what he's doing because of it?
Or maybe just go stand over there, that would probably be best. Thanks!
Some people may want Dean gone unless he trades for Nash but me personally, I'm going the other way: the only reason Dean Lombardi should be fired is if he trades for Rick Nash. Trading for Rick Nash means that he killed the Kings' cap room and depth in a desperate attempt to make a "splash" and save his job. That's a fireable offense. Luckily, I'm reasonably sure Dean won't do that.
At least, I hope he won't.
*Honestly, Helene Elliot is worthless. I get that she's been writing for a long time and she's probably a good beat writer but her opinions are universally terrible. I never get anything out of her articles because she never actually talks about hockey. It's about shit surrounding hockey: fans' expectations, ownership issues, etc. She has exactly 1 line wherein she makes a hockey-related point ("The only elite player available and able to deliver the necessary scoring jolt is Columbus left wing Rick Nash") and it's a bad one. She mentions Bernier, Voynov and Johnson but she never mentions if the Kings should trade them. It's a bad article only written to start the storyline that Lombardi might get fired. Oh well, I guess it worked.
Prediction: Kings lose, 2-1. Where were you on that one, Dean???