Rumor: Veteran NHL captain's name comes up in trade rumor.

One of the most respected players in the league on the move?


Veteran forwards that are set to be unrestricted free agents at the end of the season are currently getting attention in trade speculation. The name of Colorado Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla has been floating around all week and now a National Hockey League captain has joined him on the rumor mill.

The Fourth Period's Dennis Bernstein was recently asked about the possibility of the Los Angeles Kings acquiring Iginla to play alongside their star center Anze Kopitar and line mate Marion Gaborik, but he shot that idea down. That's because Bernstein believes that another name is far more likely to be the man to fill that role, Arizona Coyotes captain Shane Doan.

While it may seem crazy at first, with Doan having spent his entire NHL career as a member of the Coyotes organization, if the Los Angeles Kings were in a position to make a playoff run it wouldn't be a shocker to see a guy like Doan take a shot at winning hockey's holy grail, especially if he feels this is his last professional season. 

Doan would of course have to approve the deal as he has a no-trade clause, but considering the direction the Coyotes are headed in at the moment, we certainly believe that is something he would at least consider.