Trade Rumours Thread Part V: Gaborik "available"; LeBrun: NYR interested in D. Boyle
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03-20-2013, 03:25 PM
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He is exactly at the same stage McDonagh was last year.
He finally got his shot, like McDonagh after an AHL call up this year and played well enough for the Kings to move Jack Johnson to open up more minutes for him. He played at a high end level in the playoffs and has taken off this year. He is tied for 6th in pts amongst defensemen, despite playing 2nd pair PP minutes. His skating ability is at a high end level, like McDonagh. When I see the Kings play, him and Kopitar are their most noticeable players. I think he can compete for a Norris down the line.
I'm not saying he isn't a good player, actually I believe the opposite. I believe he is a VERY good player. I was hoping the Rangers would trade for him when he was buried in the AHL.
However, LA is stacked on defense. Muzzin is scoring at a .5ppg pace. Doughty is clearly their best defenseman. He gets the tough match-ups.
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