The less talked about part of TSN’s “Insider Trading” segment last night was when Pierre LeBrun mentioned that the Los Angeles Kings could decide to make either Jake Muzzin or Alec Martinez available later in the year to boost their scoring. While it does seem like speculation at this point on the venerable insider’s behalf, it is an interesting concept. As LeBrun states:

It’s not every day that a top-4 defenseman—in season—is made available. Or one that’s not a rental player; both these guys have term past this year. So yes, this is something I believe the Kings have discussed internally, the possibility of doing this. Again, later in the season.

Martinez and Muzzin would both easily become some of the most sought after names in the league should they be made available. Both come with a reasonable $4MM cap hit, for two and three more years past the 2017-18 season respectively.