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Could Kings be targeting Jay McKee?

From Rich Hammond of the L.A. Daily News:

Still pretty quiet on the Kings front. There’s nothing substantial on this at the moment, but don’t be surprised if the name of St. Louis defenseman Jay McKee emerges as a potential target for the Kings. McKee is a left-shot defenseman who is due $4 million over each of the next two seasons. This isn’t to give the impression that there’s anything imminent here; it’s just a name right now.

Read the entire post from Inside the Kings here.

McKee is a name that would certainly make sense for the Kings.  The team is currently below the salary cap, so they certainly have some money to spend if they deem McKee to be worth the price.  The veteran stay-at-home rearguard would provide exactly what the Kings need.  That is, a solid defenseman who plays a physical game and can help the team mentor Drew Doughty, Jack Johnson and Co.  The Kings have a lack of depth on defense, so if not McKee, expect the team to add at least one defenseman before the season begins.