Gaborik adds scoring to LA Kings' playoff plans

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Marian Gaborik's new teammates with the Los Angeles Kings initially wondered whether such a talented goal-scorer could fit into a defense-dominated team when he arrived in a trade last month.
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Marian Gaborik scores 2 as Kings beat Oilers 3-0

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Marian Gaborik had two goals and an assist and Martin Jones made just 17 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Los Angeles Kings snapped a three-game losing skid with a 3-0 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night. Anze Kopitar also scored for the Kings, who had won just one of their previous five games. Los Angeles has already clinched...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marian Gaborik settling in with Los Angeles Kings

Pending free agent Marian Gaborik is taking a test drive with the Los Angeles Kings during this stretch run. The team is doing the same with him.If all goes well, Gaborik could be a good fit for the offensively challenged Kings.“It still takes some time to get used to the system, but this team was established as a winning team over the last couple of years and they won a Cup,...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Marian Gaborik experiment ends very quickly for the Blue Jackets

Marian, we hardly knew you. Actually, we knew Marian Gaborik, but we never got to see the player we thought we knew (sorry, Dennis Green). Blue Jackets Nation was understandably invigorated when Gaborik was acquired in that blockbuster deal at last year's deadline. After all, this was a three-time, 40-goal scorer, and his most recent 40-goal season was 2011-12. But the Gaborik...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Kings GM backs acquisition of Marian Gaborik

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- In 2012, the Kings acquired a maligned scorer from Columbus at the trade deadline. Jeff Carter then scored eight goals with five assists (13 points) in the 2012 playoffs, helping Los Angeles win its first-ever Stanley Cup. Sound familiar? Wednesday, the Kings acquired a maligned scorer from Columbus at the trade deadline. While the rest of Marian Gaborik'...
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March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Trade Report: Kings acquire Gaborik in a move that defies logic

The Los Angeles Kings have acquired Marian Gaborik from the Columbus Blue Jackets in a deal that defies logic, and common sense. Given the price the Kings paid for Gaborik, they could have done better, for the same output.By giving up Matt Frattin, a second round pick, and a conditional third round pick, the Kings could have come up with a better fit for their roster than Gaborik...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackets GM Kekalainen says Gaborik 'just didn't fit'

It was time for the Blue Jackets and Marian Gaborik to part ways, so Blue Jackets general manager Jarko Kekalainen moved the 32-year-old winger out west. Gaborik was sent to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Matt Frattin, a second-round pick and third-round pick Wednesday before the NHL trade deadline. Kekalainen addressed the deal at a press conference: "You can have a big...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Gaborik cleared for contact, plans to return post-Olympics

Marian Gaborik, who suffered a broken collarbone Dec 21st, was cleared for contact yesterday after meeting with the Blue Jackets' medical staff according to the Blue Jackets website. Gaborik not only missed 23 games for the Blue Jackets since the injury, but he was also forced to miss the Olympics for his home country of Slovakia. During today's practice at the OhioHealth...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackets' Gaborik will miss 2014 Olympic Games due to injury

Columbus Blue Jackets forward Marian Gaborik has not been medically cleared to return to action and will not participate in the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Gaborik, who in January was named to Slovakia's 25-man Olympic roster, suffered a broken collarbone vs. the Philadelphia Flyers on Dec. 21. "Marian has worked extremely hard and done everything possible to rehabilitate...
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Gaborik’s future may hinge on the prospects

Could Zuccarello’s arrival mean the end for Gaborik? There’s a strong chance that after such an impressive performance against the Flyers (no matter how unimpressive the Flyers have been this year) that John Tortorella will stick with the line-up that pulled out the victory, and certainly the 5-2 win perhaps affords the coaching staff time with re-acquainting themselves with...
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March 27, 2013  |  Discuss

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