NHL Rumors: Kraken Set Asking Price For Mark Giordano

While on TSN's Insider Trading, Pierre LeBrun reported that the Seattle Kraken want at least a first-round pick in any trade involving Mark Giordano. 

Giordano is in the final year of his contract. It is far more likely than not that he will be moved, as the Kraken have struggled immensely during their inaugural season. Furthermore, the 38-year-old wants the chance to go for a Stanley Cup, and that obviously isn't going to happen in Seattle. 

When looking at this asking price, it's understandable. Many of the top defensemen on the market right now will cost a team at least a first-round pick, and Giordano fits that description. He is still capable of playing in the top four and producing solid offensive totals. In 53 games this season, he has six goals to go along with 17 assists. 

There will be contenders who are absolutely open to paying this price to land Giordano for the playoffs. It will be interesting to see where the veteran ends up. Several teams have already been calling the Kraken about him. 

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