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Trading for a LHD

Created by: tkecanuck341
Initial Creation Date: Feb 26, 2021
Published: Feb 26 at 6:34
Team: 2020-21 Los Angeles Kings
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Given Blake's recent interview on the Fox and Faust podcast, I don't believe the rumors to be true that LA is looking for a "dynamic LHD under 25." However, if they are true, there's a couple guys that the Kings could be interested in.

What do you think these guys would cost? One or the other, not both.
Trades
LAK
  1. Hanifin, Noah
CGY
    ????
    LAK
    1. Theodore, Shea
    VGK
      ?????
      Buyouts
      • Dion Phaneuf: $4,062,500
      Retained Salary Transactions
      • Jeff Carter: $2,636,363 (50%)
      Termination Fees
      • Mike Richards: $700,000
      • Ilya Kovalchuk: $6,250,000
      DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
      2021
      LAK
      LAK
      STL
      LAK
      TOR
      LAK
      CGY
      LAK
      LAK
      2022
      LAK
      LAK
      LAK
      LAK
      LAK
      LAK
      LAK
      2023
      LAK
      LAK
      LAK
      LAK
      LAK
      LAK
      LAK
      ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
      24$81,500,000$81,595,952$0$2,732,500-$95,952
      Left WingCenterRight Wing
      LAK
      Iafallo, Alex
      $2,425,000
      LW, C
      UFA - 1
      LAK
      Kopitar, Anze
      $10,000,000
      C
      NTC
      UFA - 4
      LAK
      Brown, Dustin
      $5,875,000
      RW, LW
      NTC
      UFA - 2
      LAK
      Kempe, Adrian
      $2,000,000
      LW, RW
      RFA - 2
      LAK
      Vilardi, Gabriel
      $894,167
      C
      RFA - 2
      LAK
      Carter, Jeff
      $2,636,364
      C, RW
      UFA - 2
      LAK
      Grundström, Carl
      $725,000
      LW
      RFA - 2
      LAK
      Anderson-Dolan, Jaret
      $747,500
      C
      RFA - 2
      LAK
      Moore, Trevor
      $775,000
      RW, LW
      RFA - 1
      LAK
      Athanasiou, Andreas
      $1,200,000
      C, LW, RW
      RFA - 1
      LAK
      Lizotte, Blake
      $925,000
      C
      RFA - 1
      LAK
      Wagner, Austin
      $1,133,333
      RW, LW
      RFA - 3
      Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
      LAK
      Anderson, Michael
      $925,000
      LD
      RFA - 2
      LAK
      Doughty, Drew
      $11,000,000
      RD
      NMC
      UFA - 7
      LAK
      Quick, Jonathan
      $5,800,000
      G
      UFA - 3
      LAK
      Björnfot, Tobias
      $894,167
      LD
      RFA - 3
      LAK
      Roy, Matt
      $700,000
      RD
      UFA - 1
      LAK
      Petersen, Cal
      $858,333
      G
      UFA - 2
      VGK
      Theodore, Shea
      $5,200,000
      LD/RD
      UFA - 5
      LAK
      Walker, Sean
      $2,650,000
      RD
      UFA - 4
      CGY
      Hanifin, Noah
      $4,950,000
      LD
      UFA - 4
      ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
      LAK
      Amadio, Michael
      $700,000
      C, RW
      RFA - 1
      LAK
      Frk, Martin
      $725,000
      RW
      UFA - 2
      LAK
      Määttä, Olli
      $3,333,225
      LD
      UFA - 2
      LAK
      MacDermid, Kurtis
      $875,000
      LD/RD
      UFA - 2
      Taxi Squad
      LAK
      Andersson, Lias
      $894,166 ($0)
      C, LW
      RFA - 1
      LAK
      Kupari, Rasmus
      $863,333 ($0)
      C, LW, RW
      RFA - 3
      LAK
      Imama, Bokondji
      $735,000 ($0)
      LW
      RFA - 1
      LAK
      Strand, Austin
      $735,000 ($0)
      RD
      RFA - 1
      LAK
      Rymsha, Drake
      $733,333 ($0)
      C
      RFA - 1
      LAK
      Grosenick, Troy
      $700,000 ($0)
      G
      UFA - 1

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      Feb 26 at 7:23
      #26
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      Quoting: tkecanuck341
      If the Kings were up against the cap and weak at some other positions, then I think they would consider it, especially if they had a Pietrangelo equivalent on the top pair already. Let's say you move out Theodore, but add Bjornfot, Kempe, and Vilardi. You clear $3M in cap space for other improvements while strengthening your middle six on offense.


      Or you keep him, Pietro, Stone, etc and trade anything else not nailed down. He's a key piece.

      You're just barking up the wrong tree
      Feb 26 at 7:24
      #27
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      Quoting: BCAPP
      Or you keep him, Pietro, Stone, etc and trade anything else not nailed down. He's a key piece.

      You're just barking up the wrong tree


      Fair enough, thanks for the feedback.
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      Feb 26 at 7:35
      #28
      RifRaf
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      Quoting: tkecanuck341
      Even if the Kings are offering a 1st + Turcotte? I'm not saying they would, but every player has a price.


      Would LA offer Byfield straight up?
      Feb 26 at 7:40
      #29
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      Quoting: Old_Flames_Fan
      Would LA offer Byfield straight up?


      Maybe? Doubtful.
      Feb 26 at 7:43
      #30
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      Quoting: Old_Flames_Fan
      Would LA offer Byfield straight up?


      My guess, no.... I don’t really get this “dynamic D” for the kings.. yes it would be nice to get one of those guys but kings already have bjornfot, Anderson, and clague. Though obviously I would trade clague if the kings were to go this route for this particular Dman. Dunn or graves comes to mind... really like graves
      Feb 26 at 7:44
      #31
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      Quoting: KINGS67
      My guess, no.... I don’t really get this “dynamic D” for the kings.. yes it would be nice to get one of those guys but kings already have bjornfot, Anderson, and clague. Though obviously I would trade clague if the kings were to go this route for this particular Dman. Dunn or graves comes to mind... really like graves


      As I said in the description, I don't find it credible either. Interesting to think about who it could be if Blake did want to acquire someone though.
      Feb 26 at 7:48
      #32
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      Quoting: tkecanuck341
      As I said in the description, I don't find it credible either. Interesting to think about who it could be if Blake did want to acquire someone though.

      I wouldn’t mind graves or Dunn though. Anderson, bjornfot, Dunn would be I nice left side unless clague can handle the nhl full time. Seems like a LaDue situation.
      Feb 26 at 7:50
      #33
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      Quoting: KINGS67
      I wouldn’t mind graves or Dunn though. Anderson, bjornfot, Dunn would be I nice left side unless clague can handle the nhl full time. Seems like a LaDue situation.


      I think Clague actually looked real good during his call up this season. They sent him down because they wanted to give Bjornfot a look, and he ran away with the job. After the expansion draft, they don't need to keep around Maatta and MacDermid as exposure fodder anymore, so they can dump them both and keep Strand and Clague on board full time (assuming Seattle doesn't take one of them).
      Feb 26 at 7:52
      #34
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      Quoting: tkecanuck341
      I think Clague actually looked real good during his call up this season. They sent him down because they wanted to give Bjornfot a look, and he ran away with the job. After the expansion draft, they don't need to keep around Maatta and MacDermid as exposure fodder anymore, so they can dump them both and keep Strand and Clague on board full time (assuming Seattle doesn't take one of them).

      Yeah I liked him too, just a small sample though. I hope he’s up full time next year, is what I really meant. Time will tell.
      Feb 26 at 7:57
      #35
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      Quoting: KINGS67
      Yeah I liked him too, just a small sample though. I hope he’s up full time next year, is what I really meant. Time will tell.


      Based on reports from Hoven yesterday, it sounds like the Kings are leaning towards going the 7-3-1 protection route, so it's likely that Clague won't be protected and will be lost to Seattle.
      Feb 26 at 7:58
      #36
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      Quoting: tkecanuck341
      Based on reports from Hoven yesterday, it sounds like the Kings are leaning towards going the 7-3-1 protection route, so it's likely that Clague won't be protected and will be lost to Seattle.


      Wow, really? Missed that one. Well that sucks
      Feb 26 at 7:59
      #37
      imawesome
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      Theodore's basically untouchable unless you're starting with Byfield or Turcotte/Vilardi
      Feb 26 at 8:01
      #38
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      Quoting: imawesome
      Theodore's basically untouchable unless you're starting with Byfield or Turcotte/Vilardi


      I think a 1st + Turcotte could very realistically be included in a Theodore trade.
      Feb 26 at 8:03
      #39
      imawesome
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      Quoting: tkecanuck341
      I think a 1st + Turcotte could very realistically be included in a Theodore trade.


      I think 1st, Bjornfot, Turcotte is probably what it'd have to be. Even then both teams probably decline. Really don't think Vegas is ever going to be willing to trade Theodore unless the return is more than he's worth
      Feb 26 at 8:05
      #40
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      Quoting: imawesome
      I think 1st, Bjornfot, Turcotte is probably what it'd have to be. Even then both teams probably decline. Really don't think Vegas is ever going to be willing to trade Theodore unless the return is more than he's worth


      I could see it being 1st+Turcotte+Clague+ one of Kupari/Madden/Thomas
      Feb 26 at 8:06
      #41
      imawesome
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      Quoting: tkecanuck341
      I could see it being 1st+Turcotte+Clague+ one of Kupari/Madden/Thomas


      maybe, but I still kinda doubt Vegas does it
      Feb 26 at 9:11
      #42
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      Quoting: tkecanuck341
      Considering that's the current asking price for Jack Eichel, that seems unlikely.

      I could see something like 1st + Kempe + Kupari/Madden though.


      Vegas couldn't. They're not selling. Convince them otherwise. If you're trying to catch Jaws you're going to need a bigger boat....
      Feb 26 at 10:18
      #43
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      Dunn seems like a good target for LA
       
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