Location, location, location.
Draft tables are arranged according to playoff finish — meaning the conference finalists, Anaheim and the
"My ears perked up a little bit and I said, 'Ooh. We could use that speed and tenacity, the way he plays,'" Murray said.
They worked at a deal and by Saturday morning the Ducks had yet another Swedish player in the fold as Anaheim acquired Hagelin and two draft picks from the Rangers in exchange for youngster
Before the Hagelin deal, Murray added another bit of intrigue to the fascinating goalie saga in Anaheim, getting goalie
With Hagelin, the Ducks may have acquired a replacement for the soon-to-be free agent
Murray had to quickly douse speculation Gibson was soon to be traded. He was just as emphatic when asked about Andersen's future.
"It's funny. I make a deal and everybody obviously assumes that one of the two of them is going," Murray said. "Everybody should look at what went on last year, the … storms that were created with injuries to these two guys and the different ways we tried to fix it didn't work.
"This way, we're covered right now. I have no idea how it will play out at the start. But I've got the back end covered now."
The trade for Khudobin came down before the Kings and Ducks started drafting Saturday. The Kings, who traded their first-round pick in Friday's deal for Lucic, selected six players in rounds two through seven, starting with defenseman Erik Cernak of Slovakia. They took three forwards, three defensemen and no goalies.
The Kings' head of goalie development Kim Dillabaugh was hired as goalie coach by Philadelphia General Manager Ron Hextall, a former Kings executive. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said Saturday has not decided on a successor.
Anaheim took Swedish defenseman Jacob Larsson with its first-round pick Friday and added six draft choices Saturday. They took four forwards, one defenseman and one goalie.
Murray said he wasn't necessarily done making moves, especially because center
For Etem, Murray thought a change of scenery might provide a spark for the Long Beach native, who was often inconsistent.
"I think he felt pressure," Murray said. "I'm not going to speak for him, but I think he felt pressure at times. He can get away, relax and go play hockey."
Hagelin undoubtedly will get a chance at playing with Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry, getting a chance to become a top six-forward again.
"Anaheim has an extremely good offensive core," Hagelin said. "They score a lot of goals and have some big players up front. I think with my speed, I could hopefully help out. Again, I played with some pretty skilled players with the New York Rangers when I played with [
"I'm ready for a challenge, whatever the challenge is."