The Kings made a couple of good moves on deadline day to augment the moves already made.
The cleared cap space, sending rugged left winger Dwight King to Montreal for a conditional fourth round pick in 2018.
Then, not minutes later, scooped veteran right winger Jarome Iginla from Colorado for their own 2018 conditional fourth rounder.
It’s a win-win for the Kings, who still get a fourth in 2018 and add a 525-goal scorer to a line-up in sore need of scoring down the right side. He will slot into the first unit with Anze Kopitar and Adrian Kempe, which should boost his fortunes completely after scoring just eight goals and 10 assists in 61 games with the Avs.
With the addition of no. 1 goalie Ben Bishop and now Iginla, the Kings look poised to make a run at a playoff spot (they are just one point behind eighth place St. Louis) and maybe a deep run when they get there.