Los Angeles Kings: Grading the Trade Deadline

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The NHL Trade Deadline has come and gone and in a season that has been disappointing, the Los Angeles Kings made some moves.

The Los Angeles Kings with the second-worst record in the NHL concluded the trade deadline as sellers looking to dismantle the team that broke training camp in September and continue the rebuilding process of the franchise.

There was a lot of emotion over social media as dismantling the team meant trading the triumvirate of players involved in the greatest goal in Kings’ history.

After all was done, Kings’ General Manager Rob Blake and the front office came away with three picks in 2020, three picks in 2021, one pick in 2022, and three prospects for five players who played starting roles with the Kings during their two Stanley Cup wins and in this season.

In the immediacy, Blake can be graded but ultimately he will be judged on how this trade deadline went based on his draft picks or if he can lure top talent from other teams based on his war chest of assets.

Let’s grade how the Kings did in this trade deadline.

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