He's playing with Tyler Bozak and Joey ****ing Crabb, what do you want him to do with a 3rd/4th liner and a career AHLer?
Get real. He hasn't been playing with those this entire season. What other excuses can you make up for Kessel? He hasn't worked well with anyone in Toronto. The guy is a puckhog who doesn't know how to use his linemates.
We aren't trading you Brayden Schenn, Kessel is a headcase who will not leave TO because Burke can't accept the fact he overpaid for him in the first place and as much as I like Beauchemin, LA doesn't need a D-man.
A 23 year old 30 goal scorer for a third liner, a solid prospect, and a 4th.
Whose on pace for the same amount of goals as last year and two less points in 12 more games and whose point total has dropped the last two years, who is viewed as a headcase and who, despite Jfried's belief, isn't on some bargain contract.... yeah, it's more than a fair trade. I'm sure jfried will be in here to explain who Kessel is a borderline god though soon enough.
Simmonds is a 22-year-old who should hit 15 goals for the 2nd straight year, Hickey is a former 1st round pick who would be in the NHL full time if not for LA's insane blueline depth, and a 4th for Kessel. It's fair. Frankly, I don't want Kessel on LA, not this year anyways, and I'd be perfectly fine with sticking with Simmonds and Hickey for another year to see how they develop.