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Trade Analysis: The Los Angeles Kings Acquire Viktor Arvidsson from the Nashville Predators

We're still a few games away from crowning a champion for the 2021 NHL season, but that doesn't mean that we can't already start thinking about the off-season. Especially now that we have our first piece of real news, with a legitimately consequential trade to sink our teeth into at that.

Viktor Arvidsson is moving to Los Angeles, with the Kings sending the Predators a pair of draft picks for his services. There's a lot to digest here, both in terms of actual on-ice impact heading into next season, but also in terms of what this deal signals for the parties involved. 

Let's dig into all of it and unpack the transaction from both sides, by looking at what exactly the motivating factors behind it were for each team.

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