Episode 16: The Quick and the Deadline
Not only have the Los Angeles Kings have acquired Dion Phaneuf, but they’ve unloaded Marian Gaborik’s contract and Nick Shore’s overall on-ice unpleasantness. We break down the trade. how we feel it will impact the Kings moving forward and how it may give us an insight into Rob Blake’s frame of mind going into the trade deadline.
Also, we #RealTalk the Kings playoff chances and whether or not Jeff Carter’s looming return to the roster can actually be enough to push the Kings into the playoffs and perhaps remind Tyler Toffoli and Tanner Pearson how to be good at hockey again. We then go through the big names that are available this trade deadline and give our best guesses as to where they will land. Spoiler: We have one of them coming to Los Angeles.