Thanks for the tip from Bruins guru Jim Mulligan, the Kings and Bruins have finally made a trade. The Kings will get Marco Sturm and the Bruins will get future considerations.
I posted a blog a few days ago voicing some trepidation about the Kings going after Sturm, but the best way for Kings fans to look at this deal is one that is low risk, high reward. Of course the most important thing to note is that the Kings don’t have to give up any of their valuable prospects.
The Kings get a guy with 234 career goals and multiple 20-goal seasons. It will be interesting to see where he slots into the lineup considering the Kings recent success with Brown-Kopitar-Williams winning the last 3 straight as a first line. However, I don’t think that line will last very long. Expect to see forward lines something like this soon:
Sturm – Kopitar – Brown
Smyth – Stoll – Williams
Ponikarovsky – Handzus – Simmonds
Clifford – Lewis – Westgarth
Not bad, eh? Don’t put this one in stone juuuuuuuust yet though. Sturm still has to pass a physical for the trade to go through. Oh, brother.
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Written by Eric Cooney
Eric Cooney was born in Pennsylvania, grew up in North Carolina, and lives in Los Angeles, CA. He shares his thoughts on the NHL as one man who is a northerner, southerner, east coaster, and west coaster. Follow him on Twitter @EricCooney