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Following this year’s NHL Prospects Tournament, Grand Rapids Griffins coach Ben Simon said of Lombardi: “Amadeus has a good little motor to him. He scoots around the ice pretty well. Sometimes a little bit too well. He takes himself out of plays. We’ve talked to him a little bit about that. He’s pretty confident and composed with the puck. He’s made some nice plays since he’s been here.”
Fourth rounder (113th overall) in the most-recent draft. I haven’t seen him since preseason and I liked him during that time. Cool name too.
Around the League
Of course, Toews’ $10.5-million cap hit makes any trade roughly a thousand times more difficult, but GMs have found creative ways around the cap before. Heading to his hometown of Winnipeg for the stretch drive makes a lot of sense, with the surprisingly competent Jets needing a middle-six center to solidify their playoff hopes.
Dylan Larkin not listed.