I wonder why players end up hating LA?
Could it be because LA fans love to take a turn kicking them once we’ve torn them down?
I think this was a disrespectful move by Lombardi to Labarbara.
He should have sent him to Manchester and allowed him to at least get claimed, cuz he would have, and who really needs a 7th round pick?
I’m sorry, but Dean you should be ashamed of yourself.
It seems an insult to trade your No. 1 of a month ago for a 7th round pick.
What does that say about you, and your coach who was calling Labarbara the No. 1 less than three weeks ago, while failing to recognize the talent he now acknowledges in Quick.
It seems like it’s only others who are held accountable for their mistakes, and punished.
Why does Murray get a pass on this?
Labarbara was never, ever, ever short on effort.
Goaltender is the one position where your lack of skill cannot be masked.
Labs was a victim of our inability to score goals and I think he deserves a modicum of respect.
How can all you people shit on your own, time-after-time, just because they leave LA — often less-marketable than when they came.
This franchise owes it to the players who come here to perform as professionals to be treated better than this.
Publicly state why you’re moving Labarbara.
It’s really because you want to move forward with your prospects.
It doesn’t mean Jason Labarbara can’t stop the puck.
I would imagine that — true to form — a former King will haunt this team for at least one night.
Here’s to hoping Jason Labarbara shuts-out Terry Murray’s scoring machine before his days are done.
After all, isn’t this the culmination of the demote-to-motivate model employed by Murray and Lombardi?
Some of those players will leave and find that spite motivates them to find out how good they can really play.
I doubt he’ll make Lombardi look like a fool for trading him, but I would think he’ll get vengance of some sort, at least once, on who he is going to hold accountable for this embarrassment.
By the way, if this was all done at Labarbara’s request — I apologize in advance for jumping to conclusions.
I would just say that there is a history of twisting the truth with this organization, and leave it at that….
Until more comes out.