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Kings looking to add scoring winger

Updated: February 16, 2012, 12:35 PM ET
By Craig Custance

As a journalist, you can't assume anything. So earlier this week, when talking to Los Angeles Kings GM Dean Lombardi about his trade deadline plans, I asked if his priority was a goal-scoring winger.

He answered my question with a question: Have you ever seen the movie "Midnight Run"?

I hadn't.

Lombardi set a scene in the movie where one of the characters is in an airport, flying back to Los Angeles.

"He goes to get the airline ticket and it's back when you could smoke, and he's puffing away when he's asked if he'd like smoking or nonsmoking," Lombardi said.

"He looks up and says, 'Take a wild [expletive] guess.'"

So we go back to the original question. Are the Kings looking for a goal-scoring winger?

"Take a wild [expletive] guess," Lombardi said, laughing. "You don't have to be a rocket scientist when you're last in the league in scoring."

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