When it comes to NHL executives, Kings GM Dean Lombardi is expected to be front and center when the calendar flips to July 1st.
Why, you ask? Well, it's simple: His Los Angeles Kings are expected to make a push for the biggest free agent out there, which could turn his young team into a perennial playoff and Stanley Cup contender.
Even though what Lombardi will do is not a big mystery, there are still a handful of other executives out there that will try to reshape their teams for the upcoming season and beyond.
With Patrick Marleau and Tomas Plekanec already re-signing prior to July 1st, there are still some decent names out there and, don't forget, all that trade chatter from last weekend's draft didn't just disappear.
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