Jun 2, 2019
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As a Kings fans, here are my problems with this:
Neither of the Arizona trades make sense for either team. The first one (DB+Anderson+Red) is a terrible trade for LA if it made sense. Anderson is a prospect the Kings would like to see develop in Ontario after captaining the WJ USA team. He's been a very pleasant surprise. Brown is coming off of 2 50+ point seasons in a row, and is the beating heart and soul of the Kings team. Those two aren't going to Arizona for some 25 point guy and a 5th round pick, that's terrible.
Blake Lizotte hasn't shown enough at the NHL/prospect level to be worth much, and Kovalchuk doesn't make sense for Arizona in terms of their rebuild/age group.
Martinez, as much as I'd like him to be, isn't worth a 1st rounder, due to his age. Probably a 2nd and a B+ prospect.
I don't know enough about the Ottawa prospects to even speculate on that, but I've NEVER been impressed with Anthony Duclair. I imagine there's a reason he's jumped around as much as he has. Besides, the Kings will look to get picks for Quick.
Carter is coming off of a terrible year where he had to rehab a tendon-tear. Two years ago, he led the team in points (2016-2017). My assumption is they hold onto him for this year, hoping he regains his health/scoring touch. He'll be looked at as a piece to maybe move at the deadline to a team that needs experience and scoring. Maybe Carolina? Florida? Hopefully somewhere on the East Coast.
Undervaluing Matt Luff a bit. He just put up 10+ goals as a rookie who didn't play for over half the season. I'd imagine he's worth a 2nd rounder.