Mike Richards.

Mike Richards?

MIKE RICHARDS!!??

The 26 year old, Philadelphia Flyers’ captain, one mother of a talent, Mike Richards?

CENTER, Mike Richards?

Color me excited.

Losing Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds hurts but, let’s be blunt. The LA Kings need a second line center badly, more so than a left wing. It is foolhardy to assume Brayden can jump in and fill that role this season. Brayden’s highest ceiling is Mike Richards. Losing Wayne Simmonds (which may annoy Drew) is the only part of this trade that made we wince, but after we signed Kyle Clifford and watched him play, a certain long time Kings’ fan and I commented that Kyle may have just made Wayne expendable.

We also gave up a second round pick in 2012.

This is a big time move from Dean Lombardi and I am impressed.

No deal is perfect of course and we will have a detailed breakdown for you.

GO KINGS!