11 Updates
NHL: LA Kings Get RW Marian Gaborik in Trade with Blue Jackets
Photo Credit: Getty Images

NHL: LA Kings Get RW Marian Gaborik in Trade with Blue Jackets

Mar 5 2014, 11:29pm CST | by

The Los Angeles Kings acquired right wing Marian Gaborik in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 5 for right wing Matt Frattin and two conditional draft picks.

The Los Angeles Kings acquired right wing Marian Gaborik in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 5.  The Kings issued a press release about Gaborik's acquisition on their official website...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

21 weeks ago

NHL: LA Kings Get RW Marian Gaborik in Trade with Blue Jackets

Mar 5 2014, 11:29pm CST | by

NHL: LA Kings Get RW Marian Gaborik in Trade with Blue Jackets Photo Credit: Getty Images

The Los Angeles Kings acquired right wing Marian Gaborik in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 5 for right wing Matt Frattin and two conditional draft picks.

The Los Angeles Kings acquired right wing Marian Gaborik in a trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 5. 

The Kings issued a press release about Gaborik's acquisition on their official website:

"The Los Angeles Kings have acquired forward Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Matt Frattin, a second-round draft selection in the 2014 or 2015 NHL Draft and a conditional third-round draft selection, Kings president/general manager Jim Lombardi announced today.

"The second-round pick in 2014 or 2015 going to Columbus was previously acquired in the Jonathan Bernier deal with Toronto." 

Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen told ESPN Los Angeles that Gaborik didn't fit the team's long-term plans.  

"Gaborik wanted it to work and we wanted it to work. But it didn't, and we both had to move on. 

"You can have a big name and a big career, but it can be hard to find a fit somewhere. He just didn't fit."

The 32-year-old right wing has been dealt just before the trade deadline for the second consecutive year. The New York Rangers traded him to Columbus on April 3, 2013 for Derek Dorsett, Derick Brassard and John Moore. 

Nonetheless, Gaborik expressed interest in joining the Kings "a long time ago" -- particularly during their rebuilding process, writes Lisa Dillman of The Los Angeles Times.

"Gaborik was interested in the Kings a long time ago, and Kings general manager Dean Lombardi had toyed with the idea of bringing in the forward with game-breaking potential. Timing is everything and it all finally came together shortly before Wednesday's trade deadline." 

Lombardi clarified to Dillman the timing just wasn't right back then. 

"I didn't feel the timing was right. I wanted to get things done first. I think we're in a position now where we can feel good about taking him and he wants to be here. This isn't a (Thomas) Vanek situation, in my mind, where the player has already said,'I want to go to July 1 to test free agency."

However, he had been eyeing Gaborik -- a three-time 40-goal scorer -- for the past two months, notes Rusty Miller of The Associated Press (via Yahoo! Sports). While the Kings, the 2012 Stanley Cup champions, have allowed only 134 goals, they have struggled offensively scoring just 152 of their own. 

Lombardi told Miller Gaborik would fill a missing void in his team. 

"We're a very good team, but if you're looking at what you could add to the mix, I guess it's fair to say it's a player who can make something out of nothing with his speed and ability. You want to make sure your team has all the weapons necessary, and I think this is one weapon we were lacking. 

"There's very few players that are capable of doing what he does in his game. There was a very short list for us, and one of the reasons we initiated discussions is he's one of very few people we thought would be available." 

Lombardi also tells Miller Gaborik -- a free agent after this season-- has dropped hints he plans to re-sign with the Kings. He was earning $7.5 million per season with the Blue Jackets. 

Gaborik suited up in just 22 games for Columbus because of a collarbone injury. He posted six goals and 14 points during that span.

For his part, Frattin had a short stint with the Kings, registering six points in 40 games. Dillman points out Kings head coach Darryl Sutter took Frattin aside after practice in El Segundo, Calif. to inform him about the trade with the Blue Jackets. 

Frattin told Dillman he understands the nature of the business and he's hoping for a fresh start in Columbus. 

"It's a business and that's what happens. It's going to be tough leaving this group of guys. At the same time, hopefully get a lot more ice time there. It's a fresh start and they're  a good team in the playoff hunt." 

 

 
Update
11

3 days ago

Derick Brassard Contract Maintains Team Chemistry For New York Rangers

Jul 27 2014 6:40pm CDT | Source: Rant Sports

The New York Rangers locked up Derick Brassard, signing the 26-year-old Canadian to a five-year deal worth $25 million. Brassard was acquired from the Rangers in 2013 in a deal that saw Marian Gaborik go to the Columbus Blue Jackets. Brassard has develo ...
Source: Rant Sports   Full article at: Rant Sports
 

 
Update
10

6 days ago

Dustin Brown Is Los Angeles Kings' Biggest Question Mark for 2014-15

Jul 24 2014 10:01pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Despite winning two championships in the past three campaigns, Los Angeles Kings captain Dustin Brown has some questions to answer in 2014-15. He’s coming off a disastrous regular season that saw him post his lowest point total (27) since a 31-game rookie year in 2003-04. He managed more points (29) in 2013’s 48-game year than he did in 79 contests last season. Now, offensive production is by no means ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
9

2 weeks ago

Breaking Down Los Angeles Kings' Offseason Injury Concerns

Jul 10 2014 8:48pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings have had a good start to the offseason—for the most part. They had a good draft, re-signed Marian Gaborik to a long-term contract and locked up Matt Greene. The team looks just as strong, if not stronger heading into the 2014-15 season than it did in the previous five years. However, injuries and lingering health issues are always a concern, even in the offseason. Two L.A. players underwent surgery on the ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
8

6 weeks ago

The Best Fit at Each Position for Los Angeles Kings in 2014 Draft

Jun 17 2014 9:17pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Los Angeles Kings are the 2014 Stanley Cup champions, and the overwhelming majority of the team could be back in uniform next season.  The Kings have just three unrestricted free agents—Marian Gaborik, Matt Greene and Willie Mitchell—and one restricted free agent, Dwight King. That said, GM Dean Lombardi may have to shuffle some pieces to sign Gaborik, so it's possible a couple players may ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
Update
7

6 weeks ago

Doughty’s focus on winning third Stanley Cup

Jun 14 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty never hesitates to say what the rest of the Los Angeles Kings are only thinking, and the star defenceman’s mind was already on a third Stanley Cup title while his teammates celebrated their second on the ice behind him. Doughty said the Kings were “going to want to win it again” Friday night after the Kings’ double-overtime, Cup-winning victory over the New York Rangers. With two NHL championships in three years, the Kings are building a hockey dynasty in an u ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
5

6 weeks ago

Doughty’s focus on winning third Stanley Cup

Jun 14 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty never hesitates to say what the rest of the Los Angeles Kings are only thinking, and the star defenceman’s mind was already on a third Stanley Cup title while his teammates celebrated their second on the ice behind him. Doughty said the Kings were “going to want to win it again” Friday night after the Kings’ double-overtime, Cup-winning victory over the New York Rangers. Wit ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
4

6 weeks ago

Doughty’s focus on winning third Stanley Cup

Jun 14 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty never hesitates to say what the rest of the Los Angeles Kings are only thinking, and the star defenceman’s mind was already on a third Stanley Cup title while his teammates celebrated their second on the ice behind him. Doughty said the Kings were “going to want to win it again” Friday night after the Kings’ double-overtime, Cup-winning victory over the New York Rangers. With two NHL championships in three years, the Kings are building a hockey d ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
3

6 weeks ago

Doughty’s focus on winning third Stanley Cup

Jun 14 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty never hesitates to say what the rest of the Los Angeles Kings are only thinking, and the star defenceman’s mind was already on a third Stanley Cup title while his teammates celebrated their second on the ice behind him. Doughty said the Kings were “going to want to win it again” Friday night after the Kings’ double-overtime, Cup-winning victory over the New York Rangers. With two NHL championships in three years, the Kings are building a hockey dyna ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
2

6 weeks ago

Doughty’s focus on winning third Stanley Cup

Jun 14 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty never hesitates to say what the rest of the Los Angeles Kings are only thinking, and the star defenceman’s mind was already on a third Stanley Cup title while his teammates celebrated their second on the ice behind him. Doughty said the Kings were “going to want to win it again” Friday night after the Kings’ double-overtime, Cup-winning victory over the New York Rangers. With two NHL championships in three years, the Kings are building a hockey dynasty in an un ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
1

6 weeks ago

Doughty’s focus on winning third Stanley Cup

Jun 14 2014 5:14pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LOS ANGELES — Drew Doughty never hesitates to say what the rest of the Los Angeles Kings are only thinking, and the star defenceman’s mind was already on a third Stanley Cup title while his teammates celebrated their second on the ice behind him. Doughty said the Kings were “going to want to win it again” Friday night after the Kings’ double-overtime, Cup-winning victory over the New York Rangers. With two NHL championships in three years, th ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 

Don't miss ...

 


Poch de la Rosa follows all major U.S. sports: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and the NCAA. His favorite teams are the Colts, Braves, Pacers, Sharks and Irish, respectively.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Moeen Ali spins a web as England tie series with big win (Roundup)
Southampton, July 31 (IANS) Moeen Ali's maiden six-wicket haul in India's second innings helped England tie the five-match series 1-1, beating the visitors by 266 runs in the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here Thursday.
 
 
India vs England: Third Test, Day 5 scoreboard
Southampton, July 31 (IANS) The following is the final scoreboard on Day 5 of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Thursday:
 
 
Aishwarya's beehive buzzes in Glasgow (CWG Diary)
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) The Indian touch in Glasgow is just not limited to the Games. Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's hairdo has been making waves in the Commonwealth Games fashion circuit.
 
 
England beat India by 266 runs, series level 1-1
Southampton, July 31 (IANS) England beat India by 266 runs in the third cricket Test at the Rose Bowl and drew the five-match Test series level 1-1 here Thursday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

OPEC daily basket price closes lower
Vienna, July 31 (IANS) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $105.21 a barrel Wednesday, against $105.44 Tuesday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. The new...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Moeen Ali spins a web as England tie series with big win (Roundup)
Southampton, July 31 (IANS) Moeen Ali's maiden six-wicket haul in India's second innings helped England tie the five-match series 1-1, beating the visitors by 266 runs in the third cricket Test at The Rose Bowl here...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ankle tag monitoring for binge drinkers in London
London, July 31 (IANS) London mayor Boris Johnson Thursday launched the first scheme in Britain that will enforce alcohol abstinence among offenders who binge drink through compulsory use of ankle tags. Aiming to...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Algerians observe minute of silence in solidarity with Gaza
Algiers, July 31 (IANS) Algerian officials Thursday declared their country's solidarity with the distressed population in the Gaza Strip by observing a minute of silence, a symbolic gesture of support for Palestinians...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
India vs England: Third Test, Day 5 scoreboard
Southampton, July 31 (IANS) The following is the final scoreboard on Day 5 of the third cricket Test between India and England at The Rose Bowl here Thursday: England (first innings) 569/7 declared India (first...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ebola outbreak not a global threat: Report
London, July 31 (IANS) The deadly Ebola virus does not pose a global threat, a latest report has claimed, adding that as long as the virus continues to infect people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, there is small...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Aishwarya's beehive buzzes in Glasgow (CWG Diary)
Glasgow, July 31 (IANS) The Indian touch in Glasgow is just not limited to the Games. Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's hairdo has been making waves in the Commonwealth Games fashion circuit. Rai was here...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Robert Drew dead
Los Angeles, July 31 (IANS) Robert L. Drew, an award-winning director and pioneer of the cinema verite genre, is dead. He was 90. Contactmusic.com reports that his family announced that he had died Wednesday. "He had...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Social media obsession goes up when abroad: Study
London, July 31 (IANS) If posting, tweeting to tagging ourselves at different locations has become a trend, latest research says that many Britons become 16 times more addicted to social media while holidaying....
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Getting chatty with meow chat
New York, July 31 (IANS) A new chat app is on the prowl, stalking users on social networks like a cat. Meow chat is an instant messaging app that has got a relaunch with new, popular features. In the last few days,...
Read more on Ad Balla