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Kings trade Linden Vey for second-round pick
Kings trade Linden Vey for second-round pick

The Linden Vey era in L.A. ended almost before it began Saturday, the Kings trading the young center to the Vancouver Canucks for a second-round pick in the NHL's entry draft at Philadelphia. It was a move they knew they had to make sooner or later. The Kings would have had to put Vey on waivers in October if he didn't make the team out of training camp, meaning they would have lost him for nothing. Even though Vey, 22, showed a lot of promise in an 18-game cameo last season, the Kings had so much depth at center that there probably was no room for him on their NHL roster. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi made the deal Saturday, primarily so they could draft defenseman...

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