Spectors notes that Sean Avery has been having problems with the Kings head coach, which could lead to a trade. If the price is right, woudl he be worth trading for? Spectors says a 34rd or 4th liner or a 6th defenseman likely would be all it would take.
Melichar and Endicott, maybe? While Endicott sucks right now, a lot could be attributed to his ankle sprain, which supposedly won't heal to 100% until he rests it for an extended period of time. He has proven to be solid at the AHL level and might be an attractive gamble for the Kings. Same goes for Melichar. He hasn't looked great with the Pens, but who has? Put him on a decent team and he could have some potential. See Rozsival, M.
And just one more quick note. Spectors also mentioned that the Islanders might be looking to shop Kvasha, Parrish and/or York. I would be interested to see what the Isles would be looking for in return for York or Parrish. York is pesky and has decent skills. He might make a good 3rd liner with Malone. As for Parrish, I'll admit that I don't know much about him other than that he is relatively good.
This trade deadline could be a good time to pick up a few players who are relatively young and decently talented. Obviously the experiment with playing Leclair and Recchi on the 3rd line did not work. But maybe, if the Pens get actual 3rd liners, they could have a solid checking/scoring third line. Just a thought.