Rumblings: Will Vanek be moved soon?

Among the teams keeping tabs on the Vanek situation are the Los Angeles Kings, although a source Tuesday suggested he might not be their top target. My guess is that would be Matt Moulson, although as reported before, Sam Gagner and Mike Cammalleri are also options for L.A.

Still, Vanek is on L.A.’s shopping list to some degree, no question.

But whether the interest comes from L.A. or any other contender, the salary cap is an issue for all those teams and Vanek’s $5.75 million cap number is large. Which is why his trade could wait until closer to March 5, even if, in a perfect world, the Islanders would like to ship him off by Friday’s Olympic freeze.