We no longer have to wait on a trade for Tyler Toffoli for he’s been dealt to Vancouver. The return does have something to do with a former Bruin, Tim Schaller, who was a salary dump in this deal; Schaller hasn’t had a great season, being scratched many games. In return the Los Angeles Kings receive a big deal prospect named Tyler Madden, the aforementioned Schaller, a 2020 second-round pick, and a conditional 4th in 2022.
So to recap: Tyler Toffoli (no salary retained on his $4.6 M AAV) to Vancouver for Tim Schaller ($1.9 M AAV), prospect Tyler Madden, a 2nd RD pick this year plus a conditional 4th in '22 if Toffoli re-signs with Van City.
— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) February 18, 2020
Thankfully, the trading partners followed the rules about Tylers on Your Team even if Madden isn’t a roster player yet. The rules are as follows:
So, now that the trade market for wingers has some major consequences, it will be interesting to see if Don Sweeney wants to pay the price to bring home a winger. It may involve some combination of roster player + prospect + draft pick. Kreider, who is considered the best available LW, and who does not play RW, will be super expensive while not solving the need.
I’ve been looking at the problem the wrong way. I’ve been thinking of it as a math problem to solve for RW. It is clearly The Second Line Right Wing problem, very similar to the Trolly Problem. Seriously, we should try to mow down whatever forwards we can muster and if one of them manages to jump aboard the trolley, then he’s ours.
So, who should we get? The names being floated out there are/ were Kyle Palmieri, Josh Anderson, and Chris Kreider. Are there some sleeper names out there?