Joined: May 2016
I think this was intended to dangle two quality goaltenders to Seattle at the expansion draft. If the Kings traded Campbell and Seattle took Quick, they'd be without a quality backup to Petersen in 2021. If the Kings trade Quick, Campbell will likely get selected, and they'd again be without a duo of solid goaltenders. This way, the Kings can have 3 quality goaltenders going into the expansion draft, and still have two quality goaltenders coming out the other side.
Will be interesting to see what they do in 2020-21. They'll have 3 goaltenders on the roster. Not sure what they'll do. The Islanders carried three guys for a while, perhaps LA will too.