And before I get any "This deal will change the face of the Pacific division" comments, perhaps I should point out that Purcell is a highly-touted prospect with loads of skill. Dobber's been rather high on this guy for some time. Lots to be excited about here if you're a King fan.
Dobber's comments (from the 2009-10 Prospect Report):
"Purcell was a surprise cut in training camp last season, losing the spot to Oscar Moller. Once in the AHL, he started decent, but slowly by his standards. By the end of his tenure there, he was a man amongst boys, potting 18 points in his last 11 games before earning a call up to Los Angeles where he remained for good. His 16 points in 40 NHL games are modest, to be sure, but you can glean some promise from them: 1) He had a nine-game run where he earned eight points and 2) He saw a handful of games on the first line. He’s on the team for good now and he’ll continue seeing time on the top two lines. Look for a decent season of 40 to 50 points and then watch him take off from there.
Upside: Joe Thornton-lite (30-50-80+, 40 PIM)
Certainty (NHLer; Upside): 95%; 60%"