I still think that Lombardi will target a top 4 defenseman this offseason. I would love to see Marleau or Kovalchuk playing for the Kings, but it would cost too much for Lombardi to pull the trigger.
Not quite sure where our defense is ranked but my guess is it's pretty high. I really don't think our defense is our greatest need. However, we could definitely use a top line scorer for next year. Whether it'd be Kovy, Marleau or anyone else, I would definitely opt for a forward over a dman.