Ducks, L.A. Kings, could be in mood to deal at trade deadline

Here’s a closer look at the Kings and Ducks going into the deadline:

Kings: Additional scoring to aid their 28th-ranked offense, which averages 2.32 goals per game.

Ducks: A big center or a veteran defenseman to make them even more difficult to play against.

Bruins scouting the Jackets

 

Flyers pursuing Canucks center Ryan Kesler?

Two league sources told the Daily News that the Flyers have tabled a “substantial offer” to try and pry Kesler from the Canucks. They have also asked about acquiring Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler, who is reportedly on the market, as part of a larger trade – though that combined price is steep.

Maple Leafs in on Kesler?

Darren Dreger: You can add the Toronto Maple Leafs to the list of many teams who have expressed interest and have talked to Vancouver Canucks’ mangement about Ryan Kesler, but as Bob identifies, the asking price is very, very lofty.

No big trades expected from Leafs

The belief around the Maple Leafs is that no trade of the blockbuster variety will be made prior to the 3 p.m. ET deadline on Wednesday, and that feeling is shared among the players.