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Ben Shelley
Los Angeles Kings
Location: ON
Joined: 04.09.2020

Oct 5 @ 4:43 PM ET
Ben Shelley: Analyzing the Olli Maatta trade
Gramps28
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Really, STFU. Posting stats isn't me being violent, IL
Joined: 07.09.2014

Oct 5 @ 7:17 PM ET
calling morrison a prospect is a stretch. but then so is calling maatta a top 4 d-man.
bikeguy99
New Jersey Devils
Joined: 09.05.2017

Oct 5 @ 7:17 PM ET
Ben Shelley: Analyzing the Olli Maatta trade
- Ben-Shelley.


At that price, you guys landed a guy likely slotted for bottom pairing, but fully capable of jumping up into a top 4 role when needed. Good trade considering you got him for an ECHL player who won't play in the show.
poisondhearts37
Los Angeles Kings
Location: A goaltending coach, A few good bounces and the oilers are cup champions!!
Joined: 01.24.2010

Oct 5 @ 8:30 PM ET
Im not gonna be to optimistic about Maatta. But he played pretty well in the play ins with Chicago. So there's that.
tkecanuck341
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Irvine, CA
Joined: 06.25.2009

Oct 5 @ 8:48 PM ET
They don't need him to be an all-star. They just need him to be better than Phaneuf. He satisfies the expansion draft exposure requirements and allows Bjornfot to spend another year to fully develop in the AHL.

So the Kings defense is bad another year. #BrandtClarke2021
Chunk
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Orange, CA
Joined: 11.06.2015

Oct 5 @ 9:54 PM ET
Like everyone else said, he's not a bad get (especially at that cost). He's fine as long as he is already in position. It's all the other times when he is out of position that are the problem. He is quite slow, and does not have the quickness to recover.

End of the day, the Kings got a good D-man for very little cost and with money retained. He can even drive some offense and is very strong on his skates. At $3M/yr that's a really good value.
Udogs
Joined: 09.19.2019

Oct 6 @ 6:33 AM ET
define "notable" for the poll.. I mean they're about to draft a franchise player