Eklund posts this afternoon about the Kings search for another defenseman. He further quotes an "LA Source" but, for obvious reasons, does not name this person. Now know he does things like this all the time but he actually lifted his "information" from none other than Rich Hammond. Now go ahead and quote someone else but give credit where credit is due. I just want to make sure, as readers, that we can differentiate between Eklunds imaginary "sources". Nice work, Ek!
"A lot going on today, but so far the most solid is the fact that the LA Kings are shopping for a veteran d-man. You need to look no further than what they did last year when they signed Brad Stuart and moved him at the deadline to know what they are thinking here...
According to an LA source: "Anaheim's Mathieu Schneider is the one the Kings are seriously considering. Other names under consideration would be San Jose's Kyle McLaren, Florida's Karlis Skrastins, Nashville's Greg de Vries, St. Louis' Jay McKee and Pittsburgh's Darryl Sydor. There's one more name out there that might surface as a real option in the next couple days, but as always these talks are pretty fluid.""
Spector has the same info from Hammond and Hammond is mentioned in the first sentence. This kind of stuff taints all future reports from "a source" on that site. For me Baloney was only suspected before this, now it's confirmed. I just won't be buzzin' cousin.