I don't get it either I mean yeah Scrivens has potential, but there is a reason why he was only considered to be #3 on a stacked LA team. If they don't fix their defense not even the King could backstop this defense.
I'll bet a lot MacT already had an offer on the table for Phaneuf and now they've to look elsewhere. Trade one of the big 4 or this years draft pick for immediate top pairing help otherwise they're going to rebuild forever.
The Kings acquired Scrivens in the Bernier trade with Toronto, so he wasn't really #3. He was the backup behind Quick, then played great when Quick was out injured. Jones became the backup and was great in that role, so the Kings realized they could get by without Scrivens once Quick was healthy.
Even if Dubnyk and Scrivens are an even swap the Oilers get Hendricks who by the sounds of it is a very good, if overpaid PK guy and will bring some much needed veteran presence to the Oilers. And now you get a clean slate with your starting goaltender.
I agree though that until they get their defense sorted, it's hard to imagine the Oilers winning consistently.