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Blockbuster Kings Deal


OK not at all. But the Kings did make a move today with their famous partners in the East. The Philadelphia Flyers dealt Stefan Legein and a 6th round pick in the 2012 Entry Draft in exchange for… basically nothing. Technically “future considerations,” but let’s be honest, that’s probably zilch. The “big catch” in the deal, if it can be considered that, is the draft pick. Legein is probably going to amount to nothing, and will end up in Manchester, filling a roster slot. This is a case of the Kings taking a roster player off the Flyers hands, giving them some budget room, and helping them free up a contract from their books.

Stefan Legein was originally drafted by the Blue Jackets in the 2nd round, so at some point there was realistic hope that he might pan out. That said, he’s spent several at the AHL level and really not impressed. He’s scored a combined total of 32 goals and 23 assists over 145 games. He’s not a scorer. He’s got 62 PIMs over that same period of time… so he’s not a tough guy. He’s a roster player at the AHL level, and will be out of a contract following this season.

OK I’m tired of making this deal seem important. It’s not. It’s another late draft pick that the Kings can use to roll the dice on a project player in the 2012 draft. It’s not a bad move, since it costs nothing, but it’s likely to lead to nothing as well. Oh well, anyone have a reason we should be more excited about this deal?

Tags: Los Angeles Kings Manchester Monarchs Philadelphia Flyers Stefan Legein