Los Angeles traded Nordstrom to Dallas, so they could free up cap room to sign Souray in the off-season.
That would be a real pickle.
LA is in a position to do that...they are well out of the playoff race. Kings can trade off their veterans for draft choices and sign a big name free agent with the money. However, that can blow up in their faces also. Draft picks may not make NHL. Souray could turn into this years Bryan McCabe or Adrian Aucoin.
Don't get me wrong I like Souray....think he is a good team player. Just would not tie up 5-6 million in cap room on him. He has his negatives also. The most I would offer Souray is 4 million. Kings may be making a big mistake...trading their captain to sign Souray