Defenseman Luke Schenn didn’t have to do any serious reconnaissance work when he found out he had been traded to the Kings from the Philadelphia Flyers.
After all, the Flyers had been in the Los Angeles area for a few days last week and played (and lost) to the Kings on Saturday afternoon.
“We were all talking after the game about how it was probably the toughest team we played all year, against the Kings,” Schenn said on Thursday shortly before the Kings played Toronto at Staples Center.
“To get traded to a team like that, they've got respect around the league, it's a pretty good feeling.”
Schenn and the veteran center, Vinny...