Thread: Speculation: Marian Gaborik
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04-20-2009, 11:16 AM
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With Dougy out of the way, the Wild are going to re-sign Gaborik and make some other splashes.

After San Jose loses in the first round to Anaheim, Blake retires. They then look to change things up in the off-season.

Sick of his constant play-off let downs, San Jose trades Thorton to the Wild for Sheppard, Bouchard, and Zidlicky. Zidlicky replaces Blake's points (but not defensive play). Sheppard gives San Jose a long-term power center. Bouchard flurishes in a more open and agressive system.

Then, after Detroit gets knocked out to a team with better goal-tending, they trade the UFA rights to Hossa + 2nd in 2009 + 3rd in 2010 for Josh Harding.

Wild sign Hossa and re-sign Gaborik.

Or maybe not...

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