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Sabres And Kings Are Eyeing Each Other

You can draw your own conclusions from facts, especially when the NHL trade deadline is approaching.

Well, here's an indisputable truth for you: the Sabres and Kings have been checking each other out a lot lately.

The Sabres have had a scouting presence at Staples Center for most Kings games over the past couple of weeks, more so than in other Western Conference buildings (just two examples, but they haven't been in Detroit or Columbus recently).

L.A., along with Vancouver, Chicago, Dallas, Edmonton, Colorado, and five Eastern Conference teams, had scouts at FNC last night for Buffalo's 3-1 win over the Rangers.

I've learned that the gentleman from the Kings is responsible for covering all of the Canadian teams plus the Sabres and Penguins.  While there were numerous alternatives last night with games taking place involving Pittsburgh, Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto and Winnipeg, he was in Buffalo watching the Sabres.

When I first mentioned the mutual Sabres-Kings infatuation on Monday, I was asked by some readers and twitter followers which players are being discussed.  I'm just not in a good place to be throwing out names on my own, so this is the part where I won't pretend to know more than the Dregers and LeBruns of the world.  I do know that a few mainstream outlets have hinted that the Kings like Robyn Regehr, but it's a safe bet that most contending teams like him.

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Paul From Cali's avatar

Scouts go to games.  That’s what they get paid to do.  They scout teams and players.  Till there’s any actual evidence that either team has interest in players from the other all you’re doing is stoking the rumor mill fires.  This isn’t “reporting”, it’s gossip.

Posted by Paul From Cali on 03/13/13 at 11:49 AM ET

@DaveDavisHockey's avatar

I know, Paul.  Sometimes teams give each other a little more attention than normal, and I felt it was noteworthy.  Sorry to bother you.

Posted by @DaveDavisHockey from Buffalo, NY on 03/13/13 at 11:52 AM ET

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Dave Davis has covered the Buffalo Sabres for various NHL accredited websites and newspapers since 2003.  He was the senior writer and Sabres correspondent for The Fourth Period, covered hockey for Western New York Sports and Leisure Magazine, and has had articles featured on NHL.com, FOX Sports, Yahoo Sports and in New York Sportscene.  Sabres news and notes can be found on his Twitter page.

Davis originally garnered media attention in 2002 as leader of a lobbying campaign working in unison with potential buyer Mark Hamister attempting to secure state financing to keep the Sabres in Buffalo.  In 2004, Davis was briefly back on the airwaves - this time reaching the finals of the inaugural "WGR Rookie" sports talk competition.  After a few years of "syndicating" his articles on various sites, along with doing some internet radio work, Davis now devotes his new media efforts to bringing quality Sabres related opinions and content to Kukla's Korner.

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