LA Kings Don't Have Enough "Good Defensemen"
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10-28-2012, 02:35 PM
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I recall the Kingscast guys doing a offseason meeting with many journalists and the consensus between all of them was "Dean Lombardi got away with one there" regarding costing only Teubert and a first for Penner.
Is Klefbom looking like a bad pick?
Klefbom is going to be a good player.
But it's one of those give and take situations, it was a good hockey trade. We were in a more urgent 'win now' mode, and as much as Penner was maligned for his overall performance, he was super instrumental in the post-season.
Edmonton is certainly in a rebuild mode, especially in need of defenseman, and Teubert/Klefbom really wasn't a whole lot for us to give up, but it's a lot for them to gain. Vice versa a big top-six power power forward was a lot to gain for us, and we lost very little giving up Teubert and a 1st considering how many defensive prospects we have.
All in all it was, and still is a solid trade for both teams. I hate when media tries to put it on some sort of winning-losing spectrum.
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