Dean Lombardi was back at work in his El Segundo, Calif., office on Monday morning with a full to-do list.
There is the NHL Draft coming up this weekend. Free agency opens July 1, followed by L.A.'s developmental camp.
Oh, yeah, there is also the matter of working out a schedule for each player to spend a day with the Stanley Cup. In other words, a June afternoon was never so wonderfully busy for the Stanley Cup champion Kings.
"So many things, going through this, are new for us," Lombardi told NHL.com when asked about the shortest offseason in the franchise's 45-year history. "It really doesn't stop. Trust me …we'll gladly do it every year."