1. W Tyler Toffoli
The Boston Bruins have been a prominent rumored suitor for Toffoli, who is the Kings’ third-leading point scorer this season (29). He’s also on an expiring contract, albeit with what could be a prohibitive $4.6 million cap hit, and is in his prime at 27-years-old.
Toffoli’s best season, a career-high 31 goals and 58 points in 2015-16 is getting further and further in the rearview mirror. But the Kings as a team have also fallen off, and after posting a shooting percentage that reeked of bad puck luck last year (5.8 percent) Toffoli is back toward his rate from 2017-18 (9.6 percent) this year (9.9 percent). The results have reflected that upward tick/better fortune, as he already has more goals (14) than he did last year (13).
Toffoli easily stands as the best tangible trade asset the Kings have, setting aside the cap space they have to absorb any money that may come back in any deals. Contending teams looking for secondary scoring will come calling on Toffoli, with very few clear sellers or teams that seem willing to fully regard themselves as sellers. That lack of sellers should offer an opportunity for the Kings to cash in solid value on Toffoli, and perhaps some others on this list as well.
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