We have some very juicy rumors floating around the National Hockey League.
As most of your readers will know, veteran goaltender Ben Bishop was traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Los Angeles Kings near the trade deadline this past regular season. Although the trade appeared to be designed to merely give the Kings a solid option for the playoffs, with Bishop set to leave as free agent this summer, that may not be the case.
TSN insider Pierre LeBrun has now reported that the Kings have had discussion with a "couple of teams" who had interest in trading for Bishop's rights much in the way the Carolina Hurricanes did for Scott Darling who they acquired from the Chicago Blackhawks.
LeBrun has not named any of the teams that may be potentially involved, but if this writer had to take a guess I would bet that the Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets, and Dallas Stars could all be teams with potentially very serious interest in Bishop.
Worth noting here as well, the Flames previously had talks with Bishop at the 2016 NHL draft about a sign and trade when he was still with the Lightning. The Flames instead settled for Brian Elliott and fans in Calgary know how that worked out in the end.