05 Nov 2018 23:19:30
KIngs are in a rebuild and need a massive shake up. This is a stretch but I think an interesting thought.

Leafs - nylander, lilegren, 2019 first, 2020 first

Kings - drew doughty - 25% retained of the 11 mil a year

1.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 12:49:13
Even if LA would retain salary, we can’t afford Doughty. And giving up a combined total of four first round picks, including a near-elite winger and near-elite RHD would put us in a deep hole as far as our future goes. We made our big splash with Tavares.

LA still sees themselves as contenders anyway. They won’t be trading the worlds best defenseman anytime soon.

2.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 13:50:49
@leafsGM, I agree that’s a lot to give up but consider that it’s having doughty for 8 years at $8.25 mill. That’s what Nylander is asking for! Lol even if we got Nylander signed at what the leafs apparent top dollar is, $6.75, for a difference of $1.5 mill you’re getting a Norris caliber, 2 time Stanley cup, 2 time Olympic gold medal Dman, still in his 20s, who you just called the best Dman in the world instead of a good young winger with upside. With the salary retention, I would make that trade everyday of the week. Would suck to lose liljegren, but doughty and zaitsev would be the top 2 RHD for the long haul anyway. And with that lineup, there’s no reason those picks shouldn’t be 24th and later.

I will agree it would never happen, but if that was possible, I’m all over it.

3.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 21:17:31
In LAs current position they should take that. LA will never contend with this current core.