Congratulations, Philadelphia, your “camera phone” pictures (and this site?) have caught the attention of the Los Angeles Times.
Kings GM Dean Lombardi thinks Mike Richards' and Jeff Carter's partying is much ado about nothing: [LA Times]
It only seemed as though everyone in Philadelphia owned a camera phone and managed to snap a picture of Jeff Carter and Mike Richards out on the town.
The pictures were all over the place when the two were running mates in their Flyers days and later when Richards headed to Los Angeles and Carter to Columbus in June. They resurfaced again when the duo was reunited by Thursday’s trade with the Kings sending defenseman Jack Johnson and a conditional first-round pick to Columbus in exchange for Carter.
“I think a lot of this stuff really got blown out of proportion,” Lombardi said. “As I told one guy, if somebody had taken pictures of me in college … I’d like to know if they had cameras around when you guys went out on Friday and Saturday night? How many of those pictures would have shown some things that probably were… this is something you do as a 21-year-old.”
“How many of us are in position to throw stones?” Lombardi said. “We were just never were celebrity enough where people wanted to take pictures of us. I do think that given our culture with TMZ and things, this stuff can get a little exaggerated.”
It sure can, Dean.