Looking beyond the Jarome Iginla trade chatter, the Los Angeles Kings are thought to be also interested in bolstering their blue line before the trade deadline. Especially as Willie Mitchell and Matt Greene remain out indefinitely. ESPN Insider Ryan Schwepfinger suggests Jordan Leopold of the Buffalo Sabres nearly universally acknowledged as available for a reasonable ‘price ‘could provide just the right fix.

“The list of potential rental UFA defensemen is slim, but Leopold is one player who stands out. The Sabres will likely entertain selling Leopold and Robyn Regehr, and while either could be a target for the Kings, the former has undeniably been better this season. Compared with Regehr, Leopold’s GVT (a detailed explanation of GVT) is a full goal higher, he has been better at helping Buffalo’s shot differential and his cap hit is more than $1 million less. The Kings will be in the market for any defensive defenseman, and Leopold makes sense as a low-cost, low-risk acquisition.”


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