I’m not entirely sure, David. My head is swimming, but that’s mostly just the traffic jam of mucous swirling through my skull. Waking up late to the text “GABORIK!” knocked me back into a Nyquil daze, which is weird, because I never took any.
We heave a heavy sigh for the dearly departed, a second and third round pick, and the throw-in, Matt Frattin.
Now, we all know we shouldn’t get too excited. Gaborik is a popsicle stick house that someone forget to glue together. But I have a good feeling about this, as I seem to remember the last injured player we traded for from Columbus working out somewhat decently for the Kings. The story is perfect – Injury prone Gaborik shakes plaguing injuries on oft-injury prone Kings.
Only the Kings aren’t really injury prone anymore. That was the team of 2009. The team that couldn’t and wouldn’t sign a UFA Gaborik. Had we signed Gaborik back then, as many of us wanted, he would have broken into a million pieces and never been put back together again. This is a different Kings team. I’m thinking after spending all of his NHL winters in Minnesota, New York and Columbus, the poor guy just needs some sunshine.
This is either the second coming of Ziggy Palffy… Or Cliff Ronning.
The Kings also got a defenseman, Brayden McNabb, an AHL All Star who is young, can shoot and is a big boy at 6-4, 208lbs. I presume the Kings think he can hang with the big club playing under a proper defensive system, something lacking in the Buffalo Sabres organization.
In other team news, the Ducks did all their major dealing yesterday, and didn’t really make a splash. They got an injured Stephan Robidas and… Draft picks. They traded Penner to make room for Vanek, and didn’t get Vanek.
Vanek is a Hab, ne’er to be seen by the Kings lest it be in the Cup finals.
Martin St. Louis is a Ranger, Callahan a Lightning.
Legwand is a Wing.
Tim Thomas is a Star (that’s the team, not an adjective for his current career)
Hemsky is a Senator.
Tuomo Ruutu a Devil.
Andrej Meszaros a Bruin.
Moulson is a… Whatever the Wild are.
Halak is a Capital.
Kesler is still a Canuck, because fuck him.
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