NHL Rumors: Florida Panthers, St. Louis Blues, and the Los Angeles Kings
Panthers and Blues interested in Chiarot
NHL Watcher: Elliotte Friedman on The Jeff Marek Show: “I’ve heard Chiarot rumoured with Florida, I have heard a little bit of St. Louis.”
Jeremy Rutherford: The Blues will need to decide how much they want to spend at the trade deadline on defenseman. Current defenseman Nico Mikkola is showing so far that he can handle his own.
Kings notes on Quick, Kopitar, Doughty, Brown, Blake and Kempe
The Kings have invested a lot in winger Adrian Kempe so they likely won’t be selling at the deadline.
There could be a lot more selling at the trade deadline this year than in the past.
Blake is in the last year of his contract with the Kings and said that he hopes to return, and indicated that when the times comes, he and Luc Robitaille will work on an extension.
They are looking to improve the Kings and that it could happen at the trade deadline.
“I fully anticipate moves going forward will have impacts on the roster to make us better.”
Forward Dustin Brown is a pending UFA and the sides have had brief talks.
They are not expected to have any contract talks with Adrian Kempe‘s camp until after the season. He’s a pending UFA.