Unless he has a late-afternoon change of heart, Dean Lombardi isn’t talking publicly today, which means he’s still working. The Kings were one of the teams that got involved in the Zach Parise sweepstakes today (did any team not get involved?) and given that Parise is reportedly waiting until tomorrow to make his decision, the Kings are still in a holding pattern. Bob McKenzie of TSN reported that Parise’s camp has essentially been telling some teams, ‘’Thanks, but no thanks,’’ and as of now, my understanding is that the Kings haven’t received one of those calls. Still unknown is exactly how many teams are in the running.

Even with the addition of Dustin Penner’s new $3.25-million contract, the Kings wouldn’t have any trouble fitting in Parise next season (or a player such as Shane Doan, for that matter). The seasons beyond that — Parise is reportedly fielding offers in the range of 12 years — would be a problem, but presumably, Lombardi would worry about crossing that bridge later, as he is very fond of Parise’s game. [UPDATE: In the late afternoon, ESPN.com’s well-connected Pierre LeBrun indicated his belief that Pittsburgh, New Jersey, Minnesota and Philadelphia were the four teams most likely to sign Parise.] Here’s a reasonable guess at how the Kings’ 2012-13 lineup might look, with salary-cap hits included.

Brown ($3.175 million)-Kopitar ($6.8)-Williams ($3.65)
Penner ($3.25)-Richards ($5.75)-Carter ($5.273)
Gagne ($3.5)-Stoll ($3.25)-Lewis ($0.725)
King ($0.725)-Fraser ($0.825)-Nolan ($0.532)
Richardson ($1.175)-Westgarth ($0.725)

Doughty ($7.0)-Scuderi ($3.4)
Mitchell ($3.5)-Voynov ($0.817)
Greene ($2.95)-Martinez ($0.738)
Drewiske ($0.617)

Quick ($1.8)
Bernier ($1.25)

TOTAL: $61.43 million

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Alec martinez

#27 | 6′ 1″ | 210 lb | Age: 29

Born: July 26, 1987
Birthplace: Rochester Hills, MI, USA
Position: D
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Martinez was drafted by the LA Kings in the 2007 Draft, while playing for Miami University. He has since become a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the 17th man in Stanley Cup playoff history to score the Cup-winning goal in overtime.

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Anze Kopitar

#11 | 6′ 3″ | 224 lb | Age: 29

Born: August 24, 1987
Birthplace: Jesenice, SVN
Position: C
Handedness: Left

Bio

As the 11th overall pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Kopitar became the first Slovenian to play in the NHL. Kopitar has spent his entire NHL career with the Kings, and following the 2015–16 season, was named the Kings’ captain. Noted for both his offensive and defensive play, Kopitar was awarded the Frank J. Selke Trophy as the best defensive forward in the NHL in 2016.

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Drew Doughty

#8 | 6′ 1″ | 195 lb | Age: 26

Born: December 8, 1989
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: D
Handedness: Right

Bio

Bio: Doughty is a Canadian defenceman who was selected second overall by the Kings in the 2008 Draft. Doughty made his NHL debut in 2008 as an 18-year-old and was named to the All-Rookie Team. He is a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Kings, a two-time Olympic gold medallist with the Canadian national team, and a Norris Trophy finalist.

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Tyler Toffoli

#73 | 6′ 1″ | 200 lb | Age: 24

Born: April 24, 1992
Birthplace: Scarborough, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Toffoli is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward, drafted by the Kings in the second round of the 2010 Draft. Toffoli scored his first career NHL goal in his second game in a 4–0 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes in 2013. He was also named the 2012–13 AHL All-Rookie Team.
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Jeff Carter

#77 | 6′ 4″ | 215 lb | Age: 31

Born: January 1, 1985
Birthplace: London, ON, CAN
Position: C
Handedness: Right

Bio

Carter began his hockey career playing in the Ontario Hockey League in Canada before joining the AHL and playing for the Philadelphia Flyers. He was then traded to the Colombus Blue jackets before joining the LA Kings in 2012, where he has since won two Stanley Cups with the Kings.

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Jonathan Quick

#32 | 6′ 1″ | 218 lb | Age: 30

Born: January 21, 1986
Birthplace: Milford, CT, USA
Position: G
Handedness: Left

Bio

Bio: Quick is the current goaltender for the LA Kings and was selected by Los Angeles at the 2005 NHL Entry Draft. Previously, Quick was a silver medalist with USA at the 2010 Winter Olympics. He’s won two Stanley Cup championships with the Kings, along with being the most recent goaltender to be awarded the Conn Smythe Trophy as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs.

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