The NHL trade deadline seems to lose it’s luster more and more every year. This year was no exception.
The 3:00 PM deadline came and went without a single move from the Los Angeles Kings. That doesn’t mean that Dean Lombardi wasn’t trying to add to his club, but prices for players has been especially steep this year. After acquiring Robyn Regehr from the Buffalo Sabres for a pair of second round draft picks, the Kings didn’t have much more they could afford to move without moving another player or mortgaging the future.
Making too many changes can mess with team chemistry. You can have some of the best players in the league on your team, but if they don’t gel, they could end up being nothing but a headache. As it’s been said many times; “sometimes the best moves are the ones you don’t make”. I could not agree more with this statement. Why break up a team that just won the Stanley Cup last season?
At the end of the day, the Kings didn’t go out and acquire Alex Ovechkin or Roberto Luongo. That’s alright. They’ll still make the playoffs. Once they get in, anything is possible. Hell, the Kings were the 8th seed in the Western Conference last season and look what happened?
The Kings have a solid team. They have all the right ingredients to make a serious playoff run and defend their title. If Kings fans are lucky enough, they’ll get to see their team hoist Lord Stanley’s cup once again.
Mike Pantaleone is a Los Angeles Kings writer for RantSports.com.
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