Well, something's gotta give. Personally I hope the Kings stand pat. They are in a good position to make the playoffs, their core of players have good chemistry and stand to gain valuable experience in the post season. Plus if they land in spots 4 to 6 I think they could very well make it out of the first round.
There's just too much risk in trading away good talent when there's no guarantee kovalchuk would stay a King. We all know what happens when the free agency deadline comes along.. teams overspend on rediculous contracts and big name players stay away from LA.
Keep the core group here and make a smart addition here and there. It's not broke so don't fix it.