The LA Kings played their 60th game against the Boston Bruins on Thursday night. With 22 games left on the schedule and the trading deadline less than a week away, the pressure to improve the team is on.
While the bulk of the roster is made up of players acquired through the draft and free agency (as discussed here), GM Dean Lombardi has never been hesitant to make a trade at the deadline. If the Kings are going to secure a playoff spot, they're going to need the kind of push they've made in past seasons.
Here's a breakdown of the moves that helped them in years past: