While NHL teams hunted for bargains before Wednesday's noon PST trading deadline, two notable defensemen were pulled off the market.
Ducks General Manager Bob Murray said Monday he will keep Scott Niedermayer, captain of the 2007 Stanley Cup championship team, and Kings GM Dean Lombardi said he will keep veteran Sean O'Donnell while trying to re-sign him.
Murray also indicated he might not deal prized defenseman Chris Pronger.
"Teams have interest but there has to be something to it that makes sense to us," Murray said. "He's playing very well and he and Scotty and [Ryan] Whitney give us a pretty good start on our defense right now.
"You'd listen to anything, but nothing has been thrown at me that's exciting."
Niedermayer, an unrestricted free agent on July 1, could help a Cup contender. Murray's reason for not moving him is simple.