New York Islanders Trade Targets for Every NHL Team
Los Angeles Kings
How much are you willing to believe that the Los Angeles Kings are the team that Pierre Lebrun was talking about in a tweet from a few days ago. According to LeBrun, an anonymous NHL team is in talks with Vegas to ship them their first round pick so they’d take a bad contract.
Like a Dustin Brown, type of bad contract. That’s $5.875 million for the next five season to a play that put up 36 points last season.
That contract has left the Kings in some tough cap trouble.
With Tyler Toffoli left to sign this season, along with a small cast of RFA/UFAs including a Jarome Iginla that seems to be at the end of his rope. All with just over $9 million in cap space to do so.
So, the Kings liberate themselves of $3.875 million on the cap for the next three years for 44 points producer Tanner Pearson, for the Isles highly touted prospect and WHL playoff MVP Mathew Barzal (who makes $925,000 on the cap) and a second round pick.