Could the Kings and Devils be looking to swing a huge trade?
The Los Angeles Kings and New Jersey Devils are believed to have engaged in recent trade discussions, prompting each team to dispatch its scouting staff to watch the other club.
It has been widely reported that the Devils have an interest in Kings goalie Jonathan Bernier, however sources close to the Kings told TFP the team is not interested in moving him, at this point, barring a substantial offer.
Devils GM Lou Lamoriello is in the market for some scoring help up front, primarily at the center position as Travis Zajac continues to mend, though such assistance isn’t expected to come from the Kings, unless New Jersey is interested in Dustin Penner, who was recently placed on the IR.
Penner, 29, is in the final year of his contract and has been shopped, though a deal to the Devils is unlikely.
The Kings appear willing to entertain offers for some of their top-tier players, as reports have linked captain Dustin Brown and defenseman Jack Johnson as possible trade candidates.