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Here are the teams with “high levels of interest” in Dustin Brown

Feb 24, 2012, 11:22 AM EDT

This morning on Twitter, TSN’s Bob McKenzie shared the teams that are supposedly interested in acquiring the services of Dustin Brown, the Kings’ captain who’s all of a sudden available prior to Monday’s trade deadline.


It’s an interesting mix of contenders, up-and-comers, and Buffalo.

Given all Brown brings to the table – toughness, goal-scoring and a manageable cap hit – he makes sense for all of those teams to pursue. The question is, what does Kings GM Dean Lombardi want in return?

Via Pierre LeBrun:

One source told that the Kings would like to get defenseman Luke Schenn and highly touted forward prospect Matt Frattin from the Leafs in a Brown deal. My sense is that Toronto would find that price too rich, but GM Brian Burke — who had Brown on Team USA in 2010 — really loves Brown.

If there’s one caveat with Brown, it’s the fact his contract runs out at the end of the 2013-14, after which he’s set to become an unrestricted free agent. So if you’re a GM, you’d better hope he likes playing for your team and you’d better be prepared to open your wallet starting in 2014-15.

  1. bihler7 - Feb 24, 2012 at 11:29 AM

    just keep going and name the rest of the teams in the league while you are at it…who wouldnt want a 20 goal scorer making 3.175 a year for the next two years after this…i could be as reliable tweeting all day this type of jibberish…

    hey a 12 pack of molson canadian is on sale at the grocery store…dudes with brown hair are interested in buying one to drink while watching hockey tonight

    let me know when he is traded and who he is traded to

    • miketoasty - Feb 24, 2012 at 11:34 AM

      He posted 8 teams which isn’t even a third of the league, so obviously there are a lot of teams that don’t want a consistent 20 goal scorer with a manageable cap hit. How about you go crawl back in your hole, and let those of us who enjoy this speculation continue to enjoy our Friday.

      • bihler7 - Feb 24, 2012 at 11:38 AM

        why so serious miketoasty? can’t have a little fun pokin at the “insiders”? i’ll make sure to include my sarcastic hashtag every time i try to enlighten a conversation that you may be involved in

      • miketoasty - Feb 24, 2012 at 11:41 AM

        You have some terrible sarcasm then because I thought you were serious the whole time, maybe it’s the lack of punctuation and proper sentence structure?

      • bubbabighatt - Feb 24, 2012 at 1:50 PM

        Yeah, bihler7 – Miketoasty is right about punctuation and proper sentence structure being vital to an argument’s validity. That’s why the world is run by elementary school english teachers.

  2. epictron1 - Feb 24, 2012 at 11:37 AM

    Odds are they will trade him to the Flyers, since they LOVE Flyers!!

  3. atwatercrushesokoye - Feb 24, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Seems like the Leafs, Rangers and Flyers are rumoured to be interested in every single player available.

  4. icelovinbrotha215 - Feb 24, 2012 at 1:22 PM

    I like DB but I don’t think the Flyers need him. It would be nice to see him and Lil Wayne Simmers tossing bodies left and right.

  5. predswilrule - Feb 24, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    we better be interested and we arent on the list. just about any combo of prospects ( try not to let ellis be it though) picks or lower level roster players would be worth it.

  6. cmv08 - Feb 25, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    Who wants to play in Trashville anyway, besides Mr. Underwood of course.

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