Max Domi Trade Scenarios: 3 Possible Landing Spots

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Los Angeles Kings

Last week, on the 32 Thoughts podcast, Elliotte Friedman speculated that Los Angeles Kings general manager Rob Blake was going to attempt to add another scorer ahead of the deadline. The players ahead of Domi will likely require considerably more futures to acquire, so maybe there’s a fit here.

Dustin Brown is playing the right side in L.A. right now, but adding Domi to skate alongside Quinton Byfield could be of interest to the Kings. They haven’t been directly tied to the Blue Jackets forward, but the need is there and we definitely see a potential fit.

The Kings are at least one season—arguably two—ahead in their rebuild, and Blake hasn’t been shy about adding pieces that he belives can help Los Angeles win now. He proved that by signing Phillip Danault away from the Montreal Canadiens as a free agent this summer and by trading for right wing Viktor Arvidsson.

Those moves have paid off in spades for the Kings, who have nearly a 70 percent chance to make the playoffs in the Western Conference this season (again, according to Domi probably wouldn’t have quite the same impact as someone like Jakob Chychrun, but he’d cost maybe a quarter of the assets to acquire comparatively.

And if it turned out to be a fit, who’s to say the Kings couldn’t re-sign him before he hits free agency. This is the kind of change of scenery that could be a boost for Domi, and it might be a fit for all parties concerned.