June 27, 2011 9:37 am

The view from Edmonton

First, for those who might have been out enjoying the Southern California weather over the weekend, you can catch up on what the Kings did at the NHL draft by reading by LAKings.com story, available by clicking here.

Second, in case it wasn’t clear before, they really, really like Ryan Smyth in Edmonton. Like, a lot. As in, I’m only a little surprised there weren’t fireworks in the street. So, good for him and good for them and, assuming the Kings can find a suitable replacement (and possibly even an upgrade), it could end up being a deal that makes everyone happy. To see how the Edmonton media covered the trade story, here’s a sampling, with a couple stories on the trade itself followed by a couple stories about newest Kings forward Colin Fraser.

Oilers trade for Smyth (Edmonton Journal)

Smyth repatriated with Oilers (Edmonton Sun)

Fraser hits road after brief stay with Oilers (Edmonton Journal)

Fraser `surprised’ by trade to LA (Edmonton Sun)

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