According to Elliotte Friedman, the Los Angeles Kings are interested in Montreal Canadiens defenseman Ben Chiarot.
32 Thoughts HNIC version: Zacha & VAN/Nick Ritchie/Chiarot/Sarah Fillier/Hertl/Memorial Cup/World Cup/Ontario capacity: https://t.co/V2Wq9oKACF
— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) February 13, 2022
The Kings aren’t the only team interested in Chiarot, however, as Friedman noted that the New York Rangers, St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers, and Calgary Flames also are, too. Therefore, the Kings have a lot of competition in the sweepstakes.
The Kings sported a 21-28-7 record last season and were near the bottom of the NHL standings. Yet, they have taken a big step forward this season, as they have a 24-16-7 record and are third in the Pacific Division. Due to this, the potential to be buyers is there, so it makes sense that they are at least considering Chiarot.
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