LA Kings have found their man on defense, trading prospects

When we mentioned the Kings going off-the-radar yesterday, we weren’t joking.

If you’ve been reading MayorsManor, you know that L.A.’s top priority has been to get a heavy-playing defenseman. Now, they think they’ve found their man – and so far, they’ve managed to do it without giving up Justin Williams for salary purposes.

In fact, as of this moment, Williams looks to be staying because the market just wasn’t there for GM Dean Lombardi to get a pricey defenseman who was signed beyond this year. Williams has one more year left on his contract, so they weren’t about to flip him for just a rental – unless it was a guy who they had a strong chance of signing. And that player just wasn’t out there, especially after Dan Girardi re-upped with the Rangers.

So, what are they doing on defense?

It’s a deal that may look a little strange at first. But, Kings fans will likely learn to love it over time.

MayorsManor has learned that Lombardi looks to have dealt two prospects (including one from Manchester, and one of their high-end college prospects) to the Buffalo Sabres for 6-foot-4 AHL All-Star, Brayden McNabb. His shot is underrated, but more than anything, they love his toughness.

Much more to come soon.

UPDATE – We’ve been told Hudson Fasching is invovled in this deal.

We posted additional trade info here yesterday…. and had a detailed look at things here last week.

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