Kings to keep Mike Richards

Updated: June 25, 2014, 12:08 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

It was the exit meeting Dean Lombardi had been preparing months for.

The GM of the Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings was hoping to hear from Mike Richards what he needed to hear.

And he did.

"His self-analysis was dead on," Lombardi told ESPN.com on Tuesday.

Because of it, the NHL's final compliance buyout window of this collective bargaining agreement (buyouts that don't count against the salary cap) will come and go with Richards staying put.

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