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[Confirmed] LaBarbera Traded to Vancouver for a 7th Rounder
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12-31-2008, 11:57 AM
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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I just find it funny how quickly sports fans are able to turn on players who used to contribute to this team. Labarbera, at one point, was decent. He wasn't great, but he did the job when no other goalie we had was able.
He went from being our #1 goaltender at the start of the season to being traded for a 7th round pick 37 games later. When people laugh at the Kings franchise - this is one of the many reasons why.
One of the underlying reasons people are thrilled is that this signals the turning of a page for the Kings organization. We're growing and training our own goaltending talent, and after several years we're starting to see a glimpse of those efforts pay off.
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