If he could do that then I'd know pretty quickly that he has more talent than Jones anyways.
Only a question of cap hit then.
Why's that? Because some egghead who never played competitive hockey wrote an article criticizing Jones using statistical probabilities that he neither understands nor can explain? Or was he using subjective analysis that is about as accurate as your take on hockey?
Plus outside of the cap hit (which isn't hurting them), why would LA even want to deal Smyth? He's currently there third best winger, and brings a ton of leadership to a young team.
He wants out.
It's highly unlikely, though, that Lombardi's work is done. In the conference call to discuss the Richards trade, Lombardi also disclosed that veteran winger Ryan Smyth has requested a trade and that the Kings are close to completing a deal.
"I talked to [Smyth] a couple times, and he was very clear that it had nothing to do with hockey, that it was strictly for his family, that he wanted to go home," Lombardi said. "I've talked to one team a number of times, and they've been very forthright in trying to piece it together. I hope to have that wrapped up here in a day or two."