Kings Rumors: 3 Players Who Won't Be Involved in Trade Offers

The LA Kings sit with a 20-10-8 record, good for third in the Pacific division. GM Rob Blake has been very active on the trade market the past couple of seasons and that's expected to continue this year. 

While Blake is looking for depth for his bottom-six and a 1-B goaltender, he has several pieces on his team that he wants to hang onto in trade talks. Here's three Kings who won't be dealt before March 8 trade deadline:

Trevor Moore

Moore has come out of nowhere and become arguably the biggest offensive threat on the Kings roster. Acquired originally in a trade from the Toronto Maple Leafs, Moore has found a home in LA and so far this season, has potted 18 goals and 29 points in 38 games. He's signed for four more seasons at $4.2 million AAV, however it's worth noting, this is the only season of his contract he holds a modified 10-team no-trade clause. 

Quinton Byfield

While there's been trade rumors since being selected #2 overall in 2020, Byfield has arrived and has quieted all the noise. He's had a breakout since and is displaying his size and speed, much like a young Anze Kopitar. Byfield has scored 10 goals and has 28 points in 38 games, already setting a career high. He becomes an RFA this summer and will be hoping for a long-term extension with the Kings.

Brandt Clarke

The Kings love Clarke and are very high on the 20-year-old defenseman. He got some run in the AHL and was playing big minutes earlier this season, while putting up 32 points in 30 games. Since joining the Kings, Clarke's appeared in one game. While they are going to take their time with his development before giving him top-four minutes, don't expect to see Clarke included in any trade, big or small.

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