If the Los Angeles Kings are going to be a top-five pick, they need to trade for one of the top prospects in the draft, NHL sources told the Daily News on Wednesday.
If they can get one, they’d like to bring him in, said one NHL executive.
The GM said the Ducks could move down and get a second-rounder, which could help in a trade for a goaltender.
The Kings are in need of a goalie.
They have two prospects — Ryan Miller and Ryan Miller Jr. — who are both 20-years-old.
The Kings would like to add a goalie, but the deadline for that is Feb. 12.
The only goalie on their roster is backup goalie Ryan Miller.
The team’s top prospect is 18-year-old forward Dylan Strome.
The 23-year old defenseman has a lot of upside and could become a top prospect in the NHL.
The Los Angeles Ducks are in a bit of a predicament.
They are on the cusp of getting a top pick and could use it to get a goalie or two.
They also have a number of other assets to help them get there, including forward Mattias Ekholm, defenseman Mattias Backman and forward Matt Nieto.