It’s time. Brayden Schenn’s Saskatoon Blades were swept in the WHL playoffs (a surprise if you ask me) which makes him available to head to Los Angeles. It’s an easy decision from my perspective. Let’s take a look:
- If the Kings don’t progress, Schenn needs exposure to the playoff atmosphere, and it can only help him in the coming seasons. Seasons in which fans of the Kings are expecting big things from Schenn.
- Schenn could be a missing piece. There’s no question the Kings lack some “oomph” heading into the playoffs, and the Sharks have a pretty good awareness of what the Kings bring to the table. Schenn is a new twist, and somebody who can potential bring energy and offense to a team that sometimes lacks both.
- He’s got the desire. As you might imagine, anyone coming from an unsuccessful playoff run is going to want to put in a good showing, and Schenn has even more desire to prove he belongs in the bigs. This is his chance to shine, and if given an opportunity, the one thing you can be sure of is that he’ll bring his “A” game.
- Ummm… he loses a year on his entry-level contract?
Yea, this is a slam dunk for me. Bring him up, and quick. What do you think?