The trade deadline has come and gone. Some old faces are gone and some new is arriving.
We now prepare for the future.

However, the question is how long will this re-build take?

Gone from the opening night roster (through trade) are Tyler Toffoli, Kyle Clifford, Jack Campbell, Derek Forbort and Alec Martinez, while the Kings also bought out forward Ilya Kovalchuk. New to the Kings are Trevor Moore, Tim Schaller, and Tyler Madden. The Kings also received 3 draft picks in2020, 3 draft picks in 2021 and a single pick in 2022.

As much as it hurts to see these players go we all knew this process had to be done at some point. Toffoli could actually come back in the offseason, as he is a UFA after the season. The Kings already have a loaded crop of prospects and rookies but these moves improve that crop even more because of the draft picks.

The seasons to come are looking bright for the Kings because of younger talent.

Tyler Madden looks to be a real player and could make his NHL debut sooner than later.

Prospect Gabe Vilardi made his NHL debut, scored his first NHL goal and looked to fit right in with the big club.

Even though this season is not what management and the fans wanted we have to move on from this season and look to the future this organization has. However, that success will not come immediately and could take 3 years. We must have trust in Rob Blake that he knows exactly what he wants and that he has a plan.

What do you think about the moves that were done and maybe some moves in the offseason?
Where do you think the Kings fit into the Pacific division in the next few years?

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