Hmmm, I'm not sure about this one. He can still play, (LA is a huge pit of dysfunction, so don't worry about the stats), but what about the cost, both in terms of trade bait and salary. I'm still on the Stuart bandwagon, if it can be swung. http://www.dailynews.com/kings/ci_5116120
If we could pick up Blake for the balance of the season and then have a back door deal to send him elsewhere( back to LA?) at seasons end then put me down for a big YES. If we would be keeping him for next season then I believe he limits KLowe in fixing our D situation long term so I would pass
"It's not a lot of fun to be a seller at the deadline, but you do what you can," Lombardi said.
In the Kings' case, that could mean more moves in the next month.
Lombardi declined to discuss specifics - although he did dismiss a rumored deal that would send Rob Blake to Edmonton - but said his general strategy would be to keep the Kings' young core of players and trade those with expiring contracts.
"You can look at the contract situations and figure it out pretty well," Lombardi said.
That would move Brent Sopel, Sean Avery and perhaps Aaron Miller, all potential free agents, to the top of the list, but Lombardi said it's against the nature of his job to declare any player as "untouchable."
"If Wayne Gretzky can be traded, anybody can be traded," Lombardi said. "If I traded a younger player for an older player, it wouldn't fit with my overall plan so it would have to be pretty special."