Milan Lucic Traded to the Los Angeles Kings
Boston continues its big day and moves Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings.
In what seemed like an inevitable move, Boston sent forward Milan Lucic out the door, only it was to the Los Angeles Kings. In return, the Bruins get the 13th overall pick this year, goaltender Martin Jones, and defenceman Colin Miller. Miller will be 23-years-old next year and spent last year in the AHL (and managed 52 points).
Boston obviously needed to free up cap space. The reason Dougie Hamilton was sent packing was because they couldn't afford to sign him (though if it turns out it was only $5.5M per season as the Globe's Kevin DuPont had reported, it's amazing that Boston chose to trade him at that price, and then sign Adam McQuaid). General Fanager has the Bruins at less than $5-million in cap space for next year, with several spots to sign (or bring up younger players). There's not a lot of flexibility for a team that just traded a cornerstone defenceman, has their current cornerstone defenceman aging, and missed the playoffs last year. They now own the 13th, 14th, and 15th overall pick this year.
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