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This team needs an offensive star

Created by: Drshnuckels91
Initial Creation Date: May 16, 2022
Published: May 16, 2022
Team: 2022-23 Los Angeles Kings
Team Explanation
Step 1 is fire Mcmellan he is great for a veteran lead playoff team but as I saw in edmonton can not develop young players well

You could throw turrcotte in the deal too but I would wanna see how he works out first
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Durzi, Sean2$2,250,000
Grundström, Carl1$1,000,000
Lemieux, Brendan2$1,650,000
Kempe, Adrian4$6,250,000
Anderson, Michael2$900,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Stecher, Troy2$975,000
Chiarot, Ben3$4,150,000
Trades
1.
LAK
  1. 2024 4th round pick (SJS)
ARI
  1. Walker, Sean
Additional Details:
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2.
LAK
  1. Nylander, William
TOR
  1. Kupari, Rasmus
  2. Lizotte, Blake
  3. Vilardi, Gabriel [RFA Rights]
  4. 2022 1st round pick (LAK)
  5. 2023 3rd round pick (LAK)
Buyouts
  • Dion Phaneuf: $1,062,500
Termination Fees
  • Mike Richards: $900,000
Buried
  • Austin Wagner: $8,333 ($1,133,333)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2022
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2023
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2024
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ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES TooltipBONUSESCAP SPACE
22$82,500,000$81,717,367$637,500$4,695,000$782,633

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
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Kempe, Adrian
$6,250,000
LW, RW
RFA
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Kopitar, Anze
$10,000,000
C
NTC
UFA - 2
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Nylander, William
$6,962,366
RW, LW
UFA - 2
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Kaliyev, Arthur
$894,167
RW, LW
RFA - 2
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Danault, Phillip
$5,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
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Moore, Trevor
$1,875,000
RW, LW
UFA - 1
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Iafallo, Alex
$4,000,000
LW, C
UFA - 3
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Byfield, Quinton
$894,167
C
RFA - 2
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Arvidsson, Viktor
$4,250,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
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Grundström, Carl
$1,000,000
LW
RFA
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Turcotte, Alex
$894,167
C
RFA - 2
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Lemieux, Brendan
$1,650,000
LW, RW
RFA
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Chiarot, Ben
$4,150,000
LD/RD
UFA
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Doughty, Drew
$11,000,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 5
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Quick, Jonathan
$5,800,000
G
UFA - 1
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Durzi, Sean
$2,250,000
RD
RFA
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Roy, Matt
$3,150,000
RD
UFA - 2
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Petersen, Cal
$5,000,000
G
NTC
UFA - 3
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Björnfot, Tobias
$894,167
LD
RFA - 1
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Spence, Jordan
$820,000
RD
RFA - 2
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
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Stecher, Troy
$975,000
RD
UFA
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Anderson, Michael
$900,000
LD
RFA

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Kempe, A.
Kopitar, A.
Nylander, W.
Moore, T.
Durzi, S.
Power Play 2
Byfield, Q.
Danault, P.
Arvidsson, V.
Iafallo, A.
Doughty, D.
Penalty Kill 1
Danault, P.
Moore, T.
Björnfot, T.
Doughty, D.
Penalty Kill 2
Kopitar, A.
Iafallo, A.
Chiarot, B.
Roy, M.

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May 16 at 2:50 p.m.
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Not for that return they don't. Honestly, drop Vilardi and Lizotte from the trade and LA still says no.
May 16 at 2:52 p.m.
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No chance LAK do something like this.
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May 16 at 2:52 p.m.
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C’mon LA. Ensemble casts are in.
May 16 at 2:53 p.m.
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Not for that return they don't. Honestly, drop Vilardi and Lizotte from the trade and LA still says no.


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May 16 at 2:54 p.m.
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if i'm the kings there's no way i do this.

stay the course, the rebuild is on track.
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May 16 at 2:54 p.m.
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Quoting: tkecanuck341
Not for that return they don't. Honestly, drop Vilardi and Lizotte from the trade and LA still says no.


A guy who was a ppg on a 6 million dollar deal?

La does not have room for all their prospects as we have seen and due to that 2 or more out of the 6 of them will be busts(a player just can't develop if he can't play) why not shell a couple of them out for an offensive star

Nylander has 80 points in like 79 games on a 6 million dollar deal. Vilardi won't have any room to develop with that center core being clogged up and kupari doesn't have any room at all. Lizzote sure you could drop but he is only taking a role that could be used for turocette,byfield or kaliyev.

Maybe the trade itself is an overpayment but the idea of La needing to shed some of their prospects for win now players on that left side d or wingers can't be denied, mind as well get some value before a couple of them are forced to become busts
May 16 at 2:57 p.m.
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I think Nylander is good fit for LA. And it works for the Leafs to get futures, since the Leafs need cap space.
But I Nylander's trade value is that high...when no cap is returned to the Leafs.....not nearly that high. Maybe one of those prospects and third would be the upper limit.
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May 16 at 2:57 p.m.
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Quoting: westcoastleaf
if i'm the kings there's no way i do this.

stay the course, the rebuild is on track.


Same thing I told the other guy

Is there an issue with the deal yeah sure there is but the idea of La shedding some prospects can't be denied

They have no room for any of them as we have seen and a couple of them will become busts just due to not getting playing time which sucks to see

A different deal would be better but you aren't gonna get anything by having these guys as healthy scratches
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May 16 at 3:02 p.m.
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Quoting: Drshnuckels91
Same thing I told the other guy

Is there an issue with the deal yeah sure there is but the idea of La shedding some prospects can't be denied

They have no room for any of them as we have seen and a couple of them will become busts just due to not getting playing time which sucks to see

A different deal would be better but you aren't gonna get anything by having these guys as healthy scratches


valid point. i've just watched the canucks f*ck up their rebuild because of the bubble "playoffs" a few years ago. don't want to see the kings make that same mistake.
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May 16 at 3:15 p.m.
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Quoting: Drshnuckels91
Same thing I told the other guy

Is there an issue with the deal yeah sure there is but the idea of La shedding some prospects can't be denied

They have no room for any of them as we have seen and a couple of them will become busts just due to not getting playing time which sucks to see

A different deal would be better but you aren't gonna get anything by having these guys as healthy scratches


The Kings traded Cernak because they had too many defensive prospects and he was the bottom of the food chain at the time. How well did that work out for them?

The Kings aren't in a hurry. This year was considered a transition year, and they made it significantly farther than anyone (themselves included) expected them to.

No one knows which prospects will ultimately work out and which ones will end up as busts. The best way to ensure that you get quality players out of your prospects is to have a lot of top quality prospects. The Kings are still high on both Kupari and Vilardi. Lizotte is the engine of their bottom six and is signed to an incredible value contract for the next couple years.

Two years from now, if the older of the Kings prospects are still struggling, then I'm sure the Kings are prepared to let them move on. Right now, they're still content to develop from within. If your proposal is the cost for Nylander, then the Kings want no part of it.
May 16 at 3:50 p.m.
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Quoting: tkecanuck341
The Kings traded Cernak because they had too many defensive prospects and he was the bottom of the food chain at the time. How well did that work out for them?

The Kings aren't in a hurry. This year was considered a transition year, and they made it significantly farther than anyone (themselves included) expected them to.

No one knows which prospects will ultimately work out and which ones will end up as busts. The best way to ensure that you get quality players out of your prospects is to have a lot of top quality prospects. The Kings are still high on both Kupari and Vilardi. Lizotte is the engine of their bottom six and is signed to an incredible value contract for the next couple years.

Two years from now, if the older of the Kings prospects are still struggling, then I'm sure the Kings are prepared to let them move on. Right now, they're still content to develop from within. If your proposal is the cost for Nylander, then the Kings want no part of it.


1.Cernak would not have become what he is in the kings system that is the whole point of getting value from them

2. In 2 years Vilardi will be 24,Kapari will be 24 and turrocette will be 23. At that point if they don't product they won't get much value from them
May 16 at 3:55 p.m.
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1.Cernak would not have become what he is in the kings system that is the whole point of getting value from them

2. In 2 years Vilardi will be 24,Kapari will be 24 and turrocette will be 23. At that point if they don't product they won't get much value from them


Don't agree on Cernak. Look at guys like Anderson, Spence, and Durzi. They were all under the radar guys that turned into quality NHL defensemen in the Kings system. There's no reason why they couldn't do the same with Cernak. He was never given the chance.

The reason why guys like Vilardi, Kupari, and Turcotte still have value is because there is still a high probability that they will turn into quality players. There's no reason for the Kings to dump them now. They're contender window hasn't even opened yet. I'd much rather take a chance on them and have them fail than dump them and watch them turn into quality players elsewhere.
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May 16 at 4:00 p.m.
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Kevin Fiala has entered the chat. I think he makes a lot of sense for LA and LA has a lot of young, talented pieces.
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May 16 at 4:24 p.m.
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Quoting: tkecanuck341
Don't agree on Cernak. Look at guys like Anderson, Spence, and Durzi. They were all under the radar guys that turned into quality NHL defensemen in the Kings system. There's no reason why they couldn't do the same with Cernak. He was never given the chance.

The reason why guys like Vilardi, Kupari, and Turcotte still have value is because there is still a high probability that they will turn into quality players. There's no reason for the Kings to dump them now. They're contender window hasn't even opened yet. I'd much rather take a chance on them and have them fail than dump them and watch them turn into quality players elsewhere.


Though I personally disagree with your take I understand where your coming from on if they turn out to be all top 6 guys
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May 16 at 11:25 p.m.
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Big Willie Style should flourish as The Man. I could see him becoming an 90pt player on this roster
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