November 10, 2018 | 4:49pm ET
KINGS UPPING EFFORTS FOR ROSTER MOVE?
Jake Muzzin, defenceman
Los Angeles Kings GM Rob Blake could be escalating his search for outside roster help, as his club continues to sit at the bottom of the Western Conference.
Having lost two straight and scoring just one goal in those two games, the Kings are now last in the entire NHL with a 5-10-1 record and frustration continues to mount after the team fired head coach John Stevens last Sunday, replacing him with Willie Desjardins.
As TFP first reported, the Kings have expressed significant interest in Toronto Maple Leafs winger William Nylander, who remains a restricted free agent, and are believed to have made defenceman Jake Muzzin and left wing Tanner Pearson available in a package as part of a larger deal.
While it’s unclear if those trade talks have picked up steam, Blake is exploring alternative options around the League and wants to strengthen his team’s secondary scoring at the very least.
The Kings sit last in the NHL in goals-for per game, averaging just 2.06 goals per game.
With Pearson and Muzzin considered available, for the right deal, it has been widely reported that forwards Tyler Toffoli and Kyle Clifford, and defencemen Alec Martinez and Derek Forbort may also be available.