Two Players Away From Perfect Line Combiinations

Stress level among Kings fans is nearing an all-time high today.

Will they, won’t they, who goes, who stays…

How about a slightly humorous look at something to lighten the mood for just a second.

Much has been made of coach Terry Murray’s Rubik’s Cube like changes to the line combinations.

Yet, the Kings may just be two players away from the perfect solution.

If they could somehow acquire players with current or former ties to the Flyers and Oilers, they would be able to suit up the following:

[Kings line] Brown-Kopitar-Simmonds
[Oilers line] Smyth-Stoll-TBA
[Flyers line] TBA-Handzus-Williams
[Manch line] Moller-Lewis-Westgarth

Of course, the only problem in the above scenario is Kyle Clifford is missing on the Kings line. So, change that one to Clifford-Kopitar-Brown.

Obviously, Dustin Penner and Ales Hemsky of the Oilers have been mentioned as possible targets for LA – making the Oilers line a realistic possibility.  However, every good GM needs a back-up plan.  If either deal isn’t viable, they could instead change things and go with an Avalanche line of Smyth-TBA-Richardson.

Paul Stastney would fit the bill.

Sorry Alexei Ponikarovsky. You just don’t have the credentials necessary under any configuration.

Now, what player with a Flyers connection could GM Dean Lombardi target to make this dream come true?

[note: for a more serious look at the Kings trade scenarios today, CLICK HERE – see who may be leaving and what they’re looking to acquire]

The Mayor
www.twitter.com/MayorNHL
www.facebook.com/MayorsManor

Recent Articles

Update on LA Kings 2017-18 Salary Cap Following NHL Expansion Draft

Last month, we brought you part-one of what will most likely be a summer-long process of re-evaluating where the LA Kings stand relative to the 2017-18 salary cap. New GM Rob Blake has plenty of work ahead of him, as he works to re-tool his roster and the fly and put the Kings back in […]

Mayor’s Minutes on NHL Network Radio with Boomer

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jim ‘Boomer’ Gordon to talk about Drew Doughty’s comments during his media tour earlier in the day, some LA Kings plans for the Vegas Golden Knights Expansion Draft, and which player the Anaheim Ducks are likely to trade […]

NHL Radio Replay: Hoven on Toffoli and Pearson Contracts, Kings Next Moves

Follow @mayorNHL
//
Enjoy a free replay of John Hoven on NHL Network Radio, where he joined host Jonathan Davis of the Two Man Advantage to discuss several topics circling the LA Kings, including: Tyler Toffoli’s new contract, Tanner Pearson getting a new deal, Rob Blake’s report card as GM thus far, Jonathan Quick’s return next […]

Major News Items

LA Kings 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings: Top Two Players Revealed

The wait is over; it's time to reveal the top two players on our 2017 Mid-Season Prospect Rankings. Which player has earned the coveted No. 1 spot? As we finish off this multi-part series, we'll begin with a thank you … [Read More...]

More Prospect News