Los Angeles Kings’ 5 Biggest Needs Ahead of the Trade Deadline

The Los Angeles Kings defeated the Colorado Avalanche 6-4 in their first game after the Olympic break.

Yes, somehow the Kings managed to put up six goals in a single game. That's just two shy of their total offensive output in their previous eight games combined.

One game—good or bad—won’t change Dean Lombardi’s mindset, even with the March 5 trade deadline approaching. There was talk of a potential deal involving a top-six forward—specifically Sam Gagner of the Oilers—according to CBC's Elliotte Friedman, via the Edmonton Journal. However, those talks have since fallen apart, according to Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times.

Even for a contender like the Kings, there are ways to improve at the deadline.


Stats courtesy of NHL.com.

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