It may be a quiet trade deadline for the LA Kings, but there could still be tough decisions to make for general manager Rob Blake.
The trade deadline is now less than a month away. As it approaches, the LA Kings are in an interesting spot.
They aren’t totally out of the playoff race and clear sellers the way they were the last two years. While the Kings missing the postseason is probably the more likely scenario, they do still have a legitimate chance as the season enters its second half, and Rob Blake will need to weigh how much he values that chance against what he’s offered for some of his players.
This was considered another rebuilding year for LA, and missing the playoffs would hardly be a disaster, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t try to take advantage of a chance to get there.
We’ve already discussed a few players Blake could target if he decides to try to reach the playoffs and looks to add some pieces. Today, we’re going to look at the flip side of that and discuss a few players who could be on their way out and how likely they’re playing their final games for the Kings right now.