NHL Rumors: 3 Top Destinations For Ducks' Klingberg

As far as rentals go, John Klingberg is the top trade candidate for the Anaheim Ducks and is one of the top defencemen available at the trade deadline. This season isn't a great indication of what he can bring to a team, but the lack of production on the Ducks hasn't helped either.

Klingberg is going to go for less than a first round pick this season with his cap hit of $7 million to go along with seven goals and 20 points. His production has really picked up over the last number of games as he has one goal and five points over his last four games. This uptick in offence has come at the right time if it was going to come this season. It's showing that even with a non-existent offence like the Ducks have, he is able to break through and produce, meaning he can do it with much more ease on a contender.

Through all the discussions and speculation, Frank Seravalli has listed three teams who would be good fits for Klingberg - Seattle Kraken, New York Islanders, and Calgary Flames.

The Kraken are rumoured to be moving on from Will Borgen. Seeing as he plays the right side and the defence is weak as it is, the team is looking to upgrade. This would be the perfect spot for Klingberg to slide into as he would bring more offence to a defensive group that lacks it and can play beside Jamie Oleksiak who Klingberg knows from their days in Dallas.

The Islanders have more cap space and aren't done adding just yet. The expectation is that it will be a forward that they add, but an offensive defenceman who can also provide scoring would do the trick as well. Since the defence of the Islanders has some young and inexperienced players, Klingberg could come in and change that rather than mixing up the forward group who has many members already competing for spots.

The Flames have been without Oliver Kylington all season and it has shown. The defence is also not as healthy as it is used to being as Chris Tanev's durability has started to come into question. Along with that, Rasmus Andersson was just injured in a freak accident away from the rink. The team has had to insert many inexperienced and fringe NHL-level talent into their defence group this season and along with a top-six winger, they will be looking for a defenceman as well to help with the power play.

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