Are the Kings and Drew Doughty close to reaching a deal? Could Zach Parise and Jarome Iginla be shopped?  Get the latest making the rounds in the blogosphere. Enjoy!

SURLY & SCRIBE/HOCKEYBUZZ.COM: both reported yesterday from sources claiming the LA Kings and Drew Doughty may have reached an agreement on a new contract.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: Having been burned once before, both blogs, especially Surly and Scribe, appear to be reluctantly passing this one along, leaving it up to us to believe it. I will give Surly & Scribe credit, they forewarn us not to read it any further if we’re weary of Doughty rumors.  I would think if there was an agreement, it would’ve been announced by now. Wait and see, I guess..

GATHER.COM: Larry Seely claims “the latest rumor” has the LA Kings shipping draft picks and prospects to the New Jersey Devils for Zach Parise, while another the Calgary Flames shipping Jarome Iginla and Rene Bourque to the Pittsburgh Penguins for Jordan Staal, Eric Tangradi and draft picks.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: I hope I don’t have to explain why these trades won’t happen. I’ll leave it to you, gentle readers, to offer up your opinions. I’m filing these two rumors under “Snowball’s Chance in Hell”.