Which teams could make a move for Drew Doughty? What crazy rumors are flying around? Read on to find out! Enjoy!!
BLEACHER REPORT: Franklin Steele ponders which club might make a move for defenseman Drew Doughty if the LA Kings should give up trying to re-sign him and put him on the trade block, listing the Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs as possibilities.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Bear in mind, Steele’s just spitballing here. The Kings, by all accounts, aren’t shopping Doughty, nor is the defenseman demanding a trade. The betting is the two sides eventually reach an agreement. If, and that’s a big “if”, Doughty were to hit the trade block, there would be considerable interest around the league. I’m not gonna bother wasting time debating over which teams could afford him if he becomes available because that hasn’t happened yet, and probably won’t, but if the rest of you want to bandy that topic around, be my guest.
HOCKEYBUZZ.COM: “Eklund” reports a couple of “crazy” rumors. One has the Vancouver Canucks interested in Florida Panthers forward David Booth, the other has the Dallas Stars interested in Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I agree with “Eklund”, these rumors are crazy, because they stand no chance of happening. Dale Tallon’s made his big moves earlier this summer, and has no reason to move David Booth. The Flames aren’t trading Kiprusoff, period. Nothing more to see here, folks, show’s over, move along…