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07-29-2014, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Raspewtin View Post
Trading Schenn (the best player not in the NHL at the time) and Simmonds for Mike Richards really only "worked" because they won the cup. The trade is VERY lopsided in Philly's favor now.

Trading Johnson and a 1st for Carter didn't involve any players the Kings drafted.

The only prospect-for-NHL player deal the Kings have done since 2011 is Schenn+ for Richards. Which wasn't even a good trade. They also got Schenn as reward for being a garbage team until Doughty and Quick really broke out.

And the Kings prospect pool really isn't that impressive. Zykov, McNabb, and?

I read this and think "grass is greener to a T".
The Kings have won because of their draft picks.

Kopitar, Quick, Doughty will do that for you.

They traded good players for Mike Richards that may not have been a great deal - but they did win two cups with him. He scored 15 points in 20 playoff games in 2012.

My point is that we are in a situation similar to the Kings. We have McDonagh/Stepan/Lundqvist. Obviously Kopitar > Stepan. But, we are able to trade some of our prospects and our picks for greater talent. If the Kings didn't have the prospect depth they did, it would have been tougher to make the trade they did for Carter. Just like it would have been tougher for the Rangers to make the trade for MSL.

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