Tyler Toffoli – To Trade or Not to Trade?
Was Mike Richards worth trading Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn and what turned out to be Nicklas Grossman?
The Kings won the Stanley Cup so the obvious answer would be a resounding, “yes”
It was a lot to give up for Richards who didn’t have a great season at all while Simmonds and Schenn both had their best years ever and continue to grow with the Flyers.
The Kings are in the same position this season.
Tyler Toffoli has been lighting up the AHL (28g, 20a) and is undoubtedly the Kings top prospect. Is he worth trading for a rental like Iginla? Knowing Lombardi, the answer would be “hell, no”. If it were for a player with several years left on his contract that could make an impact, sure.
Could the Kings work on a blockbuster deal with Buffalo that would send them Bernier and Toffoli? Sure, anything is possible, but I’m gonna stick with my guns and say its Quick who is dealt in the off season and not Bernier.
I think its funny that Dennis Bernstien tweeted Toffoli WASN’T untouchable but the Mayor tweeted he WAS untouchable.
I love how hockey’s future has “Level of Success: C” for Jake Muzzin, and Jordan Nolan, who has a Stanley Cup ring, is only rated a “6.0” while Nick Ebert Paul LaDue and Tomas Hyka are all rated “7.0”
Worried about the Ducks? Don’t. Once their defense gets hurt, its all over for them. Don’t forget, Bruce Boudreau took a stellar Washington team, EXPECTED to win it all to 2 1st round exits and 2 second round exits before being fired. The post season is a whole different ballgame.