NHL Rumors: Los Angeles Kings and Potential Landing Spots For Top UFAs

NHL Rumors: Los Angeles Kings and Potential Landing Spots For Top UFAs

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The Los Angeles Kings considering moving Alec Martinez or Jake Muzzin for a top-six forward
On the Los Angeles Kings …

The Fourth Period: LA Kings GM Rob Blake is talking to teams about top-six scoring forwards. The Kings don’t have a lot of salary cap room – approximately $5.31 million – plus the potential $2.5 million in LTIR for Matt Greene.

The Kings are exploring the potential move of defensemen Jake Muzzin or Alec Martinez.

They have reportedly spoken with the Tampa Bay Lightning about Jonathan Drouin and Buffalo Sabres about Evander Kane.

During the season they spoke with the Colorado Avalanche about Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene, but it’s not known if they’ve spoken this offseason.

Possible Destinations for Top NHL Free Agents …

Lyle Richardson on Bleacher Report: Looking at the potential landing spots for 10 of the top 2017 NHL free agents.

10. Steve Mason – The Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets and maybe the Buffalo Sabres would come calling.

9. Sam Gagner – If he doesn’t re-sign with the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Ottawa Senators and San Jose Sharks might be interested.

8. Justin Williams – Could be an option for the Edmonton Oilers if they move Jordan Eberle. The Florida Panthers if they don’t re-sign Jaromir Jagr or the St. Louis Blues might be interested.

7. Patrick Eaves – The Anaheim Ducks don’t have a lot of salary cap space, but they might be able to fit him in.

6. Martin Hanzal – The Carolina Hurricanes, Montreal Canadiens, Arizona Coyotes and Vegas Golden Knights could come calling.

5. Joe Thornton – The San Jose Sharks could be interested if on a one- or two-year at a slight salary reduction.

4. Karl Alzner – The Coyotes, Sabres, Avalanche, Devils and Maple Leafs could be among the teams interested.

3. Alexander Radulov – He likes Montreal and they can’t afford to not have him back next year.

2. T.J. Oshie – LeBrun reported that the Capitals re-signing Oshie is one of their priorities.

1. Kevin Shattenkirk – The Devils, Lightning and Maple Leafs are looking for puck-moving defensemen, with the Rangers maybe having the inside track.