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

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Akil Thomas

Kings prospect Akil Thomas loves to play hockey, he doesn’t care where or when. He just wants to be on the ice, contributing to his team.
Even with his busy summer schedule drawing to a close, exactly which jersey he’s supposed to wear next is more of an ongoing question rather than one with a definitive […]

Summer Check-In: Five Questions with Tobias Bjornfot

Stop reading this.
No, seriously. Stop reading this right now.
Close your eyes, take a deep breath. Even do yourself a favor – take one more deep breath just for good measure.
We know the struggle is real, but hockey is almost here. It’s nearly that time again.
With the NHL Rookie Faceoff event in Irvine just a few […]

Kings 2019 Rookie Camp Roster Preview; Kempe and Vilardi Notes

If you can hear the tick-tock of a clock nearby, that’s just time moving along at the slowest possible pace. Hockey will return — eventually — even though it still seems so far away.
Things will really start to get going just after Labor Day Weekend, with Rookie Camp opening a few days later, and then […]

Major News Items

Dev Camp: Chatting Up Turcotte, Kaliyev, Other Kings Prospects

Below are some quick highlights from conversations with various LA Kings prospects at Day 1 of the team's annual Development Camp" Alex Turcotte Selected No. 5 (RD1) of 2019 NHL Draft - scouting notes here Expected … [Read More...]

More Prospect News