2 Players Kings Could Trade Next

The Los Angeles Kings are in a unique spot. They were once thought of as a team with an amazing prospect pool, but that has diminished greatly over the past few seasons. What do they have to show for it? A couple of first round exits and external signings. All of their strongest prospects have either graduated and haven't made huge impacts yet or been dealt. This team has two choices. Dive even more into winning and move some remaining young players to get back what they need, or just let things play out. The former seems likely. So here are two players the Kings could trade next.

Alex Turcotte

Alex Turcotte has not developed into the player the Kings had hoped. They have drafted a lot of talented players, but they missed the mark at fifth overall in 2019 here. He's played 12 combined games in the NHL over the past two seasons, recording zero points, and struggled to even produce in the AHL last season with six goals and 17 points in 32 games. At this point the Kings might want to just move on from him and he could be a piece in a trade to acquire some help near the deadline. He's an RFA at the end of the season and it doesn't look like he's going to get much more of a chance in LA.

Jaret Anderson-Dolan

The Kings are generally set this season, and Jaret Anderson-Dolan might be on the outside looking in again. He is past the point where the team can send him up and down between the NHL and AHL, and that would have done no good anyways. In his final season in the AHL in 2021-22, he dominated. Last season he spent the entire time with the Kings, but only played 46 games. He has shown the ability to produce offensively, but he also has a good all around game. I would like to see more ice time and opportunity for him, but it has to be earned and the Kings are trying to win. If he doesn't have a place in the lineup, it will continue to hurt his development. He could be moved to somewhere he does have a chance to play.

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