NHL Rumors: Colorado Avalanche, LA Kings and Edmonton Oilers

NHL Rumors: Colorado Avalanche, LA Kings and Edmonton Oilers

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The LA Kings have thought about acquiring Colorado Avalanche winger Jarome Iginla

On Jarome Iginla, LA Kings, and Edmonton Oilers …

Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Source saying that the LA Kings have kicked around the idea of trading for Jarome Iginla. Darryl Sutter coached Iginla back in Calgary.

There is nothing saying yet that they will try to acquired him, Iginla’s $5.33 million cap would be an issue for the Kings. The Avalanche would have to retain some salary.

[LeBrun] wonders if the Edmonton Oilers would be interested. The Oilers could use some veteran experience, but they may be focusing on a third-line center.

[LeBrun] doesn’t think the Avalanche have received much interest in Iginla.

On the Colorado Avalanche …

Terry Frei of the Denver Post: The trade deadline is two weeks away and GM Joe Sakic has made clear that he’ll continue to listen.

Will they get an offer for Jarome Iginla who is okay with going to a contender?

The Avs are looking for help on their blueline for next year and beyond.

“There have been a lot of conversations about a lot of different things,” Sakic said. “We’re in this position, so we’re certainly not going to be buyers at the deadline. We’re going to listen to offers for our (upcoming unrestricted free agents). That’s where we’re at. We want to start our rebuilding process and get younger. I’m not looking to do something big. If something happens, I will listen to get exactly what we want to help the team in the future, and we’ll certainly listen and think about it. But if not, I’m continuing to go into the summer and see how we can improve in the summer. There’s no real deadline that way. But we’ll look at all options to get better.”

Sakic added that he won’t make a move just to make a move. A couple weeks ago Sakic said the only untouchables were Nathan MacKinnon, Mikko Rantanen and Tyson Jost.

“I’m not the one talking about it,” Sakic said of Duchene and Landeskog. “I’m not the one starting it. I will say that where we are at, it’s going to be talked about. It makes sense for people to see where the Avalanche are and start talking different players. That’s probably a compliment to those guys. Because they’re really good players and you’re not going to talk about players who aren’t really good.”