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Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi said Tuesday he won’t trade the rights to restricted free-agent defenseman Drew Doughty even though they’ve been unable to agree on a new contract.
“There’s no way,” Lombardi said when asked about trading Doughty to break the stalemate.
With physicals done and training camp underway, the focus everywhere this week turns to the ice with the NHL’s exhibition season starting. Well, almost everywhere.
Each day the Drew Doughty contract situation remains unresolved, it becomes a bigger problem for the Los Angeles Kings and overshadows the rebuilt roster headlined by the additions of Mike Richards and Simon Gagne.
What’s not getting ahead of the situation is the Rangers’ active search to add to their defense corps by bringing in a veteran. Tortorella said for the second straight day the team was always looking to improve itself and, when asked today, said it’s not too late to bring in a veteran on a tryout. Ex-Rangers Bryan McCabe and Paul Mara are looking for jobs but those two are not likely to be names that excite Tortorella. The Rangers could wait until a little closer to the regular season to wait and see which veterans are in danger of losing their jobs with their current team.
Training camp is just getting started but it didn’t take long for the Cory Schneider trade rumblings to begin.
It’s gotten to the point where some have become numb to the Schneider rumors. The day will eventually come when Vancouver officially chooses to pull the plug and move their prized asset. Many expect a trade involving the former Boston College standout could come as early as training camp or as late as the trade deadline.
Several teams have made inquiries for Bryan Mccabe including #Isles #Blues #Canucks. He continues to leave all his options open