NHL Rumors: Kraken Could Target Ducks Defenceman

The Seattle Kraken don't need much help up front other than a superstar since they rank fourth in the league in goals for per game. What they do need is help on special teams and to bolster their defence since they are well on their way to earning a playoff spot in just their second season in the NHL.

John Klingberg has been brought up as a potential fit for the Kraken to help boost their 19th ranked power play, by Geoff Baker. Klingberg's offence may be down in Anaheim, but that's because they have the second fewer goals scored per game this season and the 28th ranked power play. With any line able to score this season for the Kraken, the Ducks' defenceman could return to form offensively and give the Kraken a huge boost to their blue line down the stretch.

Klingberg is certainly being traded by the deadline and there is more interest around the league than just from the Kraken. The price to acquire him isn't going to be too much considering his lack of offence this season and the price tag attached. At 50 percent retained, Klingberg is still going to force the Kraken to free up $3.5 million in cap space. This is an opportunity for them to move a forward to complete the transaction.

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