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Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 8:12 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>OldNYIfan</b></div><div>I'm not arguing that it should happen as a matter of course. I think that this proposed trade is sufficiently out of the ordinary that it might be the exception to the rule.

There are several Kings on the roster I think Blake would and should trade within the division for a first-round pick.

Didn't we trade Linden Vey to Vancouver for Roland McKeown? Fat lot of good <strong>that</strong> did us.</div></div>

Technically the Kings traded Linden Vey for a draft pick which would eventually turn into McKeown. Vey struggled to make the lineup and eventually ended up in the KHL, so I would call that an insignificant trade. Additionally, the trade occurred in 2014, the first year of NHL realignment, and the first season that the Kings and Canucks were in the same division. Previously Vancouver was in the Northwest division.

I wouldn't completely disqualify a trade from happening between division rivals, but the return value would need to be significantly higher coming from a divisional rival than from a team from another division. If San Jose wants to give a 1st round pick for Toffoli and the best deals coming from elsewhere only include a 2nd, then yes I think the Kings would make the trade within the division. However, it's in San Jose's best interest to not accelerate the Kings' rebuild, so they wouldn't be inclined to do that.

For the return proposed in this ACGM, I wouldn't trade Toffoli within the division.
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