Across town, Ducks' Bob Murray was named General Manager of the Year after finishing the season atop of the Western Conference before falling to the Kings in the second round of the playoffs. Kings GM Dean Lombardi finished third.
"Dean gave me a pat on the back and said, 'Congratulations.' There's a mutual respect there," Murray told reporters in a conference call. "As I said, I'd trade this one for that one if he wants to make a deal."