matthew lombardi playing on a 4th line with dud players (06/07 flames): useless.
matthew lombardi playing on a 1st line with good players (07 WHC): hot. [edit: hat-trick]
bottom line: playfair was mis-using (read: benching) a player who should be one of the team's best.
solution: if playfair stays on, we should trade lombardi to the desert dogs so he can be used properly by playing with a good winger.
[if this actually happens, i'll be devastated].