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[Trade] Kings trade Tyler Toffoli to Canucks for Tim Schaller, Tyler Madden, 2020 2nd-round pick, conditional 2022 4th-round pick

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There's also a difference between a Nonis rental of 2nd round picks. (Over the hill garbage). 

And Benning getting a guy in his prime at age 27 (28 in April). 

 

 

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brock rusty but fresh for the playoffs. not a bad ace in the hole to have. 

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Rather dump Lockwood but with Madden in the mix for the hobey  baker, I’m not surprised.  Hope Toffoli re-signs and we are loaded at centre for a long time with Gaudette, Bo and EP

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Boes out 3 weeks and Ferland out all season as expected after Utica.

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6 minutes ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

I think the bigger picture here, is Benning is not afraid to move some bodies. 

This might be the thing to get the players out of their funk. 

Yah but hopefully he quits moving our top propects bodies for rentals.......

 

This one reeks of JB trying to save his job...  sorry folks but that the way the King sees it....

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2 minutes ago, Ossi Vaananen said:

 

Well that explains it. 

First thing I thought of was Ferlands a write off this season when I saw this trade.

 

Boeser part sucks but let him heal up for hopefully a better playoff health.

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3 minutes ago, Alflives said:

The coach is on a funk.  What does Benning do about that?

he does listen to alf. he’s too smart for that.

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Just now, Bang Bang Boogie said:

Boeser out for 3 more weeks.  That explains the timing on this trade.

wow, given that, I think this is a trade he had to do, Aquaman hates missing the playoffs and to be honest, Petey, bo, Marky, Hughes, miller, boess deserve a crack at the playoffs.

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1 minute ago, PhillipBlunt said:

Fire Baumgartner and Brown. 

We just fell to third in the Pacific.  Considering JB is clearly all in this season, if we continue to slide does he replace Green?  How long will JB allow this current poor play to continue?  

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recorded before trade broke

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Good deal based on the fact that Benning acquired a Canuck killer . Toffoli has 13 career goals against the Canucks, the most he has against any other team in the league. Now let's hope Tyler doesn't pull a Loui and score on his own net. 

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Yeah it sucks to lose Madden but we have two wingers ahead of him in the system and the ones on the roster are in their prime fir three year.  I had doubts Madden would be center at his weight but who knows.  This likely works out in our favour.  
 

if we get Tryamkin we will be very tough to play against.

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52 minutes ago, Smashian Kassian said:

Why would you give up madden.... 

Why not, hes still proven nothing with the big boys.  It's a gamble for sure. Lets hope it pays off... 

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I think JB is gonna make at least one more trade.  He’s gonna try and fill the toughness hole that Ferland was going to fill.

 

Toffoli imho is a bb replacement  to keep pushing for the playoffs 

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This is a fantastic pickup by Benning. He`s going to do really well with the Canucks, albeit he will likely walk away in the end. LA will probably get a nice chance to resign him. This is a trade that works for both teams (aka a hockey trade).

 

https://thehockeywriters.com/kings-must-trade-toffoli-now/

 

Tyler Toffoli is worth a king’s ransom, and general manager Rob Blake knows it. There is no doubt the Los Angeles Kings general manager has had a few offers for the soon-to-be unrestricted free agent, but Blake hasn’t pulled the trigger. The delay, for whatever reason, is looking more ingenious every game and is going to pay off for the Kings on deadline day, Feb. 24.

Los Angeles Kings center Tyler Toffoli Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli (Dom Gagne-USA TODAY Sports)

Toffoli had a slow start to the season, but anyone watching No. 73 lately has been witness to a skilled defensive forward who is heavy on the puck, can kill penalties and has some pretty fantastic hands around the net. The hat trick performance against the Colorado Avalanche on Feb. 15, the first hat trick scored by a player in an NHL outdoor game, just gave proof of Toffoli’s hard work on the scoresheet. What the scoresheet doesn’t show are some excellent defensive plays, offensive setups, and getting into it twice with the Avalanche’s Andre Burakovsky in the third period.

Return of the Selke Style

Since the Kings became sellers, scouts have been watching and what they saw during the outdoor game was much more than a hat trick. In the first period, the Avs were pounding the Kings with shots 12-1. Then, on a four-on-four chance, the dangerous Nathan MacKinnon turned on the jets and took off down the ice. The only man on his way to the net was Toffoli, skating backward, keeping MacKinnon in front of him, stalling him and allowing Jonathan Quick to handle the chance much easier than without Toffoli.

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A few nights earlier with the Calgary Flames in the Staples Center, the Kings were killing a first-period power play. Toffoli played Matthew Tkachuk at the left point forcing him to fire the puck in deep, it rings around the board to Sean Monahan who now has Toffoli in his face at the right point. Monahan quickly passes the puck over to Tkachuk who starts his move toward the net, while Monahan shadows him on the other side. Tkachuk waits, then feeds a perfect pass back to Monahan who has a wide-open opportunity but is left swinging at air after a Toffoli backcheck and stick lift to leave Monahan empty while Toffoli is skating down the ice to give his team a much-needed line change.

Los Angeles Kings Tyler Toffoli Los Angeles Kings forward Tyler Toffoli (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

These plays happen in seconds but it was a quick reminder of when Toffoli received votes for the Frank J. Selke Trophy for the NHL’s best defensive forward during the 2014-15 season. He followed that season up with a 31-goal performance and a plus/minus of plus-35. The stats since then have dropped off, as they have for the majority of the Kings, however, Toffoli has had two twenty-goal seasons and surely has more goals in those silky hands.

Tomorrow’s Tyler Toffoli

The Kings organization has been home for Toffoli since the Scarborough, Ontario native entered the NHL. The Kings drafted him in the second round, 47th overall in the 2010 Entry Draft. He got 10 games with the Kings in 2012-13 season before becoming a full-time part of the top-six forward group, winning a Stanley Cup in 2014. His recent performance is making for a pretty nice parting gift for his Kings. Judging by the social media traffic following his hat trick performance, the Kings faithful don’t want to see him go, but they know it’s the best thing for both the Kings and Toffoli – he gets a chance at another Stanley Cup, while his team will get some impressive pieces to continue a rebuild that is in full swing.

Who gets him? Every day a new rumour pops up, but really this should become an auction with every team considered a buyer. A defensive forward, who produces 20-goal seasons and has the experience of a Stanley Cup? Let’s start the bidding at a first-round pick.

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