Colin Fraser is pointless against the Vancouver Canucks

Ryan Smyth to Edmonton. It’s the trade that just won’t go away.

Last week, it was Smyth’s return to LA as a member of the Oilers that dominated the headlines. Now, it’s the other side of that trade that will be a focal point of tonight’s game.

Colin Fraser, the player who was eventually acquired by the Kings – after Edmonton GM Steve Tambellini first tried sending Gilbert Brule, something that was rejected by the NHL – will make his debut in tonight’s game vs. Vancouver.

Like Brule, Fraser was injured at the time of the trade and that’s an ongoing issue between Kings GM Dean Lombardi and his counterpart with the Oilers. The entire he said-he said issue is a story for another day.  Let’s focus on Fraser, who will center the Kings fourth line tonight.

Soon after he was acquired this summer, his former Oilers teammate Dustin Penner came on MayorsManor and had several things to say about the 26-forward – including ‘He competes in every area of the ice. He’s a third or fourth line center, who’s good on draws. He’ll do anything to help his team win.’

Penner went on to talk about his overall character and sense of humor, as well – which is something Fraser put on display himself during his first interview as a King (linked here).

Now, as for tonight. Well, he comes in with 224 NHL games on his resume – plus a trip to the Stanley Cup Finals with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010.

He has 41 points, including 16 goals.

In 11 games, he’s also pointless against the Vancouver Canucks.

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

RELATED ARTICLES:

After greivance filed, exclusive interviwe with Colin Fraser

No June Gloom from Dustin Penner – talks Kings summer moves, including Colin Fraser

Ex Oliers, now Kings, talk about playing the ‘slippery’ Ryan Smyth

Welcome to the Dustin Penner comedy hour

Matt Greene calls out Dustin Penner and Ethan Moreau

Dean Lombardi ‘troubled’ by the Ryan Smyth trade request

Shop MMAOverload.com Today!

Recent Articles

Sirius XM NHL Network

FREE REPLAY: Hoven on NHL Radio – Kings, Sharks, Stars, and Blues

John Hoven joined host Jonathan Davis for this week’s edition of the 2 Man Advantage on NHL Network radio, where they took a lap around the Western Conference to check on a few teams. “The Mayor” reviewed which five Kings prospects have a shot at making the team at forward and also discussed Derek Forbort’s […]

King Dwight Kings NHL hockey

LA Kings 2015-16 Projected Lineup and Salary Cap Review

Twitter isn’t for everybody, we know. And not everybody gets a chance to listen to the various radio spots we post here on MayorsManor. Thus, as a friendly service, let’s look at the Kings projected roster for next season – since that seems to be one of the most popular questions we’ve received as of […]

Shore Nick Manchester Monarchs AHL

Nick Shore and Jordan Weal Get New Contracts with Kings

Fresh on the heels of a new two-year deal with forward Andy Andreoff on Wednesday, the LA Kings have reached agreements with two of their other Restricted Free Agents, as we reported on twitter earlier today:

#LAKings contract news: Nick Shore’s new deal is for 2 years. YR1 is a two-way (he doesn’t need waivers to […]

Major News Items

Forbort AHL Burger King

LA Kings 2014-15 Midseason Prospect Rankings: The Top 5

Finally, the wait is over. With the Honorable Mentions and Nos. 6-10 prospects previously revealed in other articles, we are now prepared to share the final five players making up the latest edition of our L.A. Kings Top … [Read More...]

More Prospect News