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03-20-2013, 04:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
If you look at players with expiring contracts in 2013 and 2014, I think the following forwards may be considered as options at the trade deadline:

Jarome Iginla (2013 UFA)
Patrick Marleau (2014 UFA)
Brenden Morrow (2013 UFA)
Ales Hemsky (2014 UFA)
Matt Moulson (2014 UFA)
Vinny Prospal (2013 UFA)

What would be beneficial in acquiring a player with an expiring contract in 2014 is that the Kings will have a player under contract in case they end up letting Penner walk as a free agent this summer. They would already have a contracted player who will replace his spot on the roster.

As far as defensemen go, the Kings may probably lean more heavily towards a pure rental for the rest of the season, or, if they decide to let Scuderi walk, could look at some other options with contracts expiring in 2014.

Ladislav Smid (2013 UFA)
Ian White (2013 UFA)
Jordan Leopold (2013 UFA)
Robyn Regehr (2013 UFA)
Andrej Meszaros (2014 UFA)
Nick Schultz (2014 UFA)
Stephane Robidas (2014 UFA)
Greg Zanon (2014 UFA)
Mark Stuart (2014 UFA)
Mike Weaver (2014 UFA)
I know I'll get flack for it but Patrick Marleau is the epitome of what the Kings want in a player. I'd take him in a heartbeat.

On d I think Robidas is the kind of vet they target.

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