Los Angeles Kings Rumors: Team Trying To Bring In Predators Goalie

The Los Angeles Kings have a good team and are definitely on the rise. Where these issues have come from is in net. Cal Petersen is on a bad contract and playing in the minors, Jonathan Quick is past his prime, on a bad contract, and backing up, while AHL journeyman Pheonix Copley has been the starter for the past couple of months and held the team together.

Copley may have a record of 17-4-2, but he also has a below-average save percentage of just .901. These numbers as a starter in the playoffs won't get them out of the first round this season like the team failed to last season. This is why they are reportedly trying to be aggressive in acquiring a goaltender at the trade deadline.

Elliotte Friedman said that he believes that the Kings will make a few phone calls to the Nashville Predators to see if they will consider moving Juuse Saros. The Kings have the prospects to get a deal done and possibly overpay, but it is also believed that Saros is one of the Predators' untouchables.

It is well known that the Kings have one of the best farm systems in the league and will try to utilize that to win another Stanley Cup now while their window is open. Goaltending is the missing piece and they could use the likes of Brandt Clarke, Arthur Kaliyev, Alex Turcotte, or others along with draft picks to get something done. Saros is a world class goaltender and the Kings and Predators know it. If the Predators trade Saros, it will most definitely signal a rebuild.

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