Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 06/11/14 at 01:35 PM ET
from James A. Conley of Shnarped,
Marian Gaborik made Dean Lombardi and the LA Kings winners of this year’s NHL Trade Deadline.
Now, the Kings are one game away from making Gaborik a champion.
Playing on his third team in two seasons, Gaborik started the year alternating turns between underwhelming play and injuries on an also-ran club in Columbus.
By March, his team was no sure thing to make the playoffs, and Gaborik seemed to be playing out the string on the final year of a six-year contract given up on by his twice-former team.
At 32, he was a declining asset, but one with name cachet.
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