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07-16-2013, 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted by King'sPawn View Post
I really think it would be unwise for the Kings to wait until training camp to trade one of their defensemen. Training camp is when GMs try to REDUCE the roster size down to 23; adding players is counter-intuitive to the whole process. Unless the team doing the trade is trading away a roster player, and that opens up a whole new can of worms of what team would trade away a 2nd line lw that the Kings can afford, for the defenseman the Kings don't want to keep?
It's extremely unlikely that the Kings will be getting an asset that can be used as a 2nd line LW in any trade for one of their surplus defensemen. The idea of the extra defensemen at this point is to create increased competition and force these guys to improve. Whoever is left standing will get the 6 and 7 spots. Whatever is left will be waived or traded for at best a 2nd or 3rd round pick most likely.

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