Here is the Lombardi quote regarding the Coyotes’ 1st and eventual game winning goal that went off Martin Hanzal’s stick while above the cross bar.

“When the guy in Toronto making the decisions on the goals, in Ottawa and the one tonight, wanted the G.M.’s job in L.A. and was not happy about not getting it, you have to assume you are going to get those type of calls. However, we have put ourselves in a position where these calls have a monumental effect on our season, and we’re going to have to find a way out of it ourselves.”

Yikes. That “guy” for those who are curious is Mike Murphy, current NHL senior VP of Hockey Operations. This is the same Mike Murphy who played for the Kings of course. I have a feeling Lombardi’s pockets may be lighter within the next few days after that comment but I doubt he cares. He clearly believe Murphy holds a grudge against the team, is a jilted little bitch, and is willing to compromise his integrity to screw the team. There is nothing implied here. Dean is being quite express.

Murray also had something to say on the topic but I am quite tired of writing about him. I do have a question though. Setting Terry Murray aside for a moment, how does someone like Jamie Kompon, whose incompetence in assembling the powerplay is nothing short of comedy, still have a job? Is it really that difficult to see that your go to shooters on the powerplay should be Kopitar, Doughty and Johnson and not Jarret Stoll? He has relegated Drew into a role player on the powerplay and Kopitar into the playmaker. These two plus Johnson are the three best shots (read: hard, accurate) on the team, while Stoll sends over 50% of his high or wide. Remove head from ass Jamie. That loud popping sound you hear on the way out precedes your brain receiving oxygen.