Defense wins championships. In Los Angeles defense did win a Stanley Cup.
That defense of Matt Greene, Willie Mitchell and Rob Scuderi was retained from the 2012 championship squad for 2013. However, they are now bruised, beaten and beleaguered in the early stages of the shortened season.
Mitchell is still out nursing an offseason knee injury, Matt Greene is likely out for the year with two herniated discs in his back, and if things like this continue to happen to Scuderi he might be out soon as well.
Davis Drewiske and Jake Muzzin have been serviceable as replacements, and young Andrew Campbell was just recalled from the Monarchs. However, should the Los Angeles Kings start looking at free agents and trades to fill the need of a proven veteran defensive presence for third pairing Matt Greene?
Here's a few players they could potentially pursue if they do.