Official Rumor Thread--Kings Rumor Mill X
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02-10-2011, 03:48 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
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These clowns do sling a lot of poo around (usually never materializes) but I found it interesting. So here it is.
The Fourth Period: Kings GM Dean Lombardi remains on the prowl for a top-line forward and appears itching to make a move to strengthen his team's chances at making the playoffs.
Los Angeles has been very active on the trade front, with reports claiming Lombardi has inquired about New York Rangers right wing Marian Gaborik and Buffalo Sabres sniper Thomas Vanek.
While neither Gaborik nor Vanek appear to be on the market, Lombardi is looking elsewhere and is believed to be dangling the likes of Wayne Simmonds as trade bait.
A number of teams have also approached the Kings about top prospect Brayden Schenn's availability. It was originally thought Schenn was untouchable, but Lombardi has supposedly opened up to the idea of trading away the young center.
The Kings are reportedly interested in Edmonton Oilers right wing Ales Hemsky, Ottawa Senators center Mike Fisher and Toronto Maple Leafs forward Kris Versteeg.
Lombardi can't really trade for Gaborik unless it's an absolute steal. He could have had him for free if he actually outbid somebody! Hemsky and Versteeg won't recquire Schenn. Vanek? Not sure. I think Vanek would flourish here though.
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