RUMOUR: Insider Reveals Juuse Saros Was Almost Traded to a Contender
BY AARON MARCH 9, 2023 (5:40 PM)
Kings Attempted to Acquire Saros
Elliotte Friedman reported that the LA Kings reached out to the Nashville Predators to explore a possible trade that would involve their star goaltender Juuse Saros.
While Juuse Saros wasn't considered a top contender for the Vezina award, he is highly ranked in GSAx, a reliable metric for measuring the value of goaltenders.
Instead of Saros, the LA Kings acquired Joonas Korpisalo from the Columbus Blue Jackets. It's easy to wonder how much of a wagon the Kings could have been with Saros in goal, especially as they have an aging core and are hoping to win one more Stanley Cup.
It remains to be seen whether Saros could have made the difference-maker for the Kings in the playoffs, but we'll find out soon.