Yes. 24yo with 400 games played is a lot. His prime is anywhere from another 200-400 games. He might still be a good player, but the scoring goes sooner than most expect.
And you are discussing the "cliff" for a 24 year old? Really? I know you dig numbers and often contend that skill players peak at an early age, but that leaves out that players who score big early often hone their games to be better, more well-rounded players as they reach their primes.There is always risk. Even his concussion history is a risk to consider. System differences must also be consideredLandeskog is multi-tool player not close to his prime with a tremendous pedigree. There is no risk there.You don't have to sell me on trading Muzz. I was an early adopter of the possibilities it openedI understand the pain in losing a guy like Muzzin, I am not discounting that. But Landeskog is a virtually perfect Kings winger. They cannot provide that from within, and this is one of the very few chances you will have at getting that from the outside. Will it affect the balance of the roster? Sure, the defense will take a hit now and likely a hit in the expansion draft. It's six of one, half a dozen.of another. They are short a quality forward now. They would be short a quality defender if they make the deal. But, the winger is younger, locked in, has every intangible you could ask for, and fills a definite void. It's well worth the pain.