TRH TRADE RECAP™: Marian Gaborik Edition

While LA Kings fans were still trying to make sense of the Brayden McNabb for Matt Frattin deal, Dean Lombardi was busy kidnapping Boomer the Cannon and holding him for ransom working on a larger trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets.

Whoa.

Whoa!

WHOAAAAA!

https://twitter.com/Jeffler/status/441279793305108480

Meh, that’s fair.

Without either player even suiting up for their respective team, and the draft picks just a twinkle in Jarmo Kekäläinen’s eye, it appears that, in the immediate short term, the LA Kings got the better return.

Sure, Marion Gaborik is oft-injured, but Lombardi didn’t give up much in the process.

Even if Gaborik won’t come close to his former 40+ goal scoring ways, he’s still another weapon that the goal-starved Kings sorely needed.

Let’s see how fans of the Kings, Blue Jackets and the rest of the league felt about this pseudo-blockbuster.


https://twitter.com/TannerEmeterio/status/441276967904489472
https://twitter.com/I3lazer/status/441277314102358016
https://twitter.com/Immortal_V2/status/441278382290923520


https://twitter.com/Varly_Scratch49/status/441279350345056256
https://twitter.com/davidnotscott/status/441279418946703361


https://twitter.com/Varly_Scratch49/status/441279350345056256
https://twitter.com/jesseguarr/status/441279707212808192


https://twitter.com/joeabreau/status/441279799722795008
https://twitter.com/TheHankMardukas/status/441280154224951297
https://twitter.com/LAKings8fan/status/441280046276562945
https://twitter.com/Crenton_/status/441280169693966336
https://twitter.com/TheHankMardukas/status/441280154224951297


https://twitter.com/DrewStreib37/status/441281850212757504
https://twitter.com/graceamberg/status/441284032706256896
https://twitter.com/SwaggaSaurusKam/status/441284132992081920


https://twitter.com/kuleminy/status/441286485698830336
https://twitter.com/EkralcBor/status/441286489473699840
https://twitter.com/I3lazer/status/441286647728988160


https://twitter.com/YakovMironov/status/441293656012505088

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