Luke Schenn Is Having The Desired Impact On LA Kings Defensive Corps

Newly-acquired LA Kings defenseman Luke Schenn spoke with
the local media for the first time on January 7, 2016.
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Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net

EL SEGUNDO, CA — Although center Vincent Lecavalier and defenseman Luke Schenn have only been in town for twelve days after being acquired by the Los Angeles Kings in a trade with the Philadelphia Flyers, the Kings are already reaping the benefits of the deal.

As I reported previously on Today’s Slapshot, Lecavalier has given the Kings all that they’ve asked for, and to top it off, he has scored a goal in each of the last two games.

On the other side of the red line, Schenn has also made an impact for the Kings, despite his -2 plus/minus rating in those five games.

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LA Kings Toss Lecavalier, Schenn Right Into the Fire

Newly-acquired LA Kings defenseman Luke Schenn spoke with
the local media for the first time on January 7, 2016.
(click above to view larger image)
Photo: Gann Matsuda/FrozenRoyalty.net

LOS ANGELES — Sometime during the 11:00 AM hour on January 7, Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn arrived at Los Angeles International Airport, having been traded to the Los Angeles Kings from the Philadelphia Flyers the day before.

Both players had to undergo physical examinations and then make their way to the Kings’ practice facility in El Segundo, California to meet with team management and briefly with the coaching staff.

Little did they know that the coaches had a surprise in store for them—that they would be in the lineup that same night against the Toronto Maple Leafs.

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LA Kings Kill Two Birds With One Stone In Lecavalier-Schenn Trade

Newly-acquired LA Kings players Vincent Lecavalier (left) and Luke Schenn (right).
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Photos courtesy National Hockey League

LOS ANGELES — In a season that has seen relatively few trades so far, the Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers gave us the first legitimate blockbuster deal since the 2015-16 season began last October, when the Flyers sent center Vincent Lecavalier and defenseman Luke Schenn to the Kings on January 6, in exchange for center prospect Jordan Weal and a third round pick in the 2016 National Hockey League Draft.

To make the deal work, the Flyers retained 50 percent of both Lecavalier’s and Schenn’s salaries ($2.25 million and $1.8 million, respectively).

Also making the deal work is that the 35-year-old Lecavalier will retire at the end of the season.

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Lombardi Talks Draft: Kings To Pick Second In 2008 Draft

EL SEGUNDO, CA — “Lucky” was not so lucky for the Los Angeles Kings on Monday, when the National Hockey League held its annual Draft Lottery.

Despite the presence of “Lucky” Luc Robitaille, the Kings’ President, Business Operations and former star left winger at the event that was televised live in the United States and Canada, the last-place Tampa Bay Lightning won the lottery and will select first in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

The Kings, who finished 29th in the thirty-team NHL, will have the second overall selection in the draft, which will be held June 20-21 in Ottawa. Read more of this post

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