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 Posted: Wed Apr 3rd, 2013 07:09 pm
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HBF wrote:
khawk wrote:
HBF wrote: The players are not the problem with the Rangers, it's the stubborn asshole of a coach they have.
I meant that 3 good draft picks for Clowe is a huge overpayment...that's on their GM, Glen Sather.

And they sent down Miller and Kreider. I hate the Rangers!

And now they traded Gaborik away:

A stunner of a deal coming out of Ohio today — the Blue Jackets have acquired New York Rangers sniper Marian Gaborik.

The deal was pending as Gaborik held no-trade clause, which he waived.

The move is an absolute blockbuster for rookie GM Jarmo Kekalainen, who has only been on the job in Columbus since mid-February.

That said, New York’s return is plentiful. TSN’s Darren Dreger reports forwards Derek Brassard, Derek Dorsett and defenseman John Moore (plus a sixth-round pick in 2013) would be on their way to the Big Apple.

Brassard was Columbus’ first-round pick in 2006, Moore the club’s first-rounder in 2009 and Dorsett is one of the team’s alternate captains.

It should be noted that Dorsett is likely done for the season with a broken clavicle. ESPN’s Katie Strang is reporting that Dorsett could be back by the playoffs, though.

A three-time 40-goal scorer (including 41 last year), Gaborik will provide instant offense to a Columbus team that only has one 10-goal scorer this year in Vinny Prospal.

That said, the BJ’s will have to pay.

Gaborik has two years remaining on his five-year, $37.5 million deal and carries an annual cap hit of $7.5 million.