Marian Gaborik to have hip surgery


The Minnesota Wild have announced that star forward Marian Gaborik will have surgery on his injured left hip. The team called Gaborik’s injury a “deficiency” in his hip that has caused chronic left groin pain. Gaborik who was expected to be traded prior to March 4th’s NHL trade deadline has only appeared in six games this season. Gaborik turned down a multi year offer from the Wild which is believed to be in the range $8.2 million per season. Since the lockout Gaborik has missed over 80 games.

NHL: Gaborik likely done for the year


According to a report, Marian Gaborik has been told by a specialist in Colorado to have season-ending surgery. Gaborik has been sidelined for 30 of 36 games with a hip deficiency that has caused a groin injury. Gaborik turned down a multi-year deal from the Minnesota Wild believed to be in the range of $8.2 million per season Source Earlier Post Marian Gaborik has appeared in only 6 of 36 games this season with an apparent groin injury and Gaborik could miss even more time. During the holiday break, the Wild decided to hold Gaborik out until Wednesday but Gaborik was not able to play last night and hasn‚Äôt been able to practice. According to the Star Tribune, Gaborik flew to Colorado in recent days to have detailed ultrasounds taken of his troublesome groins. Tension is growing between the Wild and Gaborik as it‚Äôs believed Gaborik will not play unlessRead More »

Morning Buzz


The Penguins have caught many around the league by surprise in their ability to overcome the losses of Ryan Whitney and Sergei Gonchar. Ryan Whitney is skating and looks to be in the best shape of his career. Whitney is determined to resemble the player he was two seasons ago and I expect him to have a big season when he returns to the lineup in December. Is Ryan Whitney trade bait? The Penguins have received a lot of inquiries about Whitney in the past year and despite the emergence of Alex Goligoski and Kris Letang, the Penguins view Ryan Whitney as the heir apparent to Sergei Gonchar and GM‚Äôs around the league know if will take an offer the Penguins can‚Äôt refuse for them to consider moving Whitney. The Penguins are shopping……..

GM Meetings to spark trade discussions; Drury to MIN?


The GM meetings will be held in Chicago on Thursday. Marian Gaborik will be at the forefront with the Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, expressing significant interest. While the Canadiens have been mentioned as the early front runner in the Gaborik sweepstakes, the Rangers are a team to keep an eye on. The Rangers have been exploring the trade market for center Chris Drury and are currently in the market for a elite top line winger. Marian Gaborik fits the bill and expect Glen Sather and Doug Risebrough to discuss a deal centered around Drury/roster player/drafts picks for Gaborik. What else to look for The Chicago Blackhawks remain the market for a second line center and a defenseman. Talks between the Blackhawks and Sharks are expected to heat up. The Hawks have expressed an interest in Sharks D Kyle McLaren The Washington Capitals will continue to gauge tradeRead More »

NHL: Risebrough is offering Gaborik around the NHL.


Minnesota Wild GM Doug Risebrough is without a doubt offering Marian Gaborik around the NHL. Many teams including the Montreal Canadiens, New York Rangers would love to move on Gaborik but currently don‚Äôt have the cap space. Six teams including the Wild’s division rival the Vancouver Canucks have expressed an interest in Gaborik. The GM meetings are on Thursday October 23rd and expect talks to heat up with potential trade partners Source: Star Tribune

Vancouver, LA top Gaborik’s wishlist; Knuble on the trade block?


The Marian Gaborik situation has taking another turn for the worse as Gaborik has turned down a 8yr – $80 million deal from the Minnesota Wild. $8 million per season is likely the highest the Wild will go, but it‚Äôs not really about the money for Gaborik. The Wild have begun targeting potential trade partners. If the Wild try to move Gaborik now, they are looking for an impact player plus prospects in return. If they wait until the deadline , the Wild will likely receive a deal similar to what the Atlanta Thrashers received last season for Marian Hossa. Sources indicate if Gaborik had his wish he would be traded to the Vancouver Canucks or LA Kings. He will have that chance next summer. When Gaborik officially hits the trade block which could be very soon, the Canadiens are expected to be very aggressive in their pursuit. They wouldRead More »

Around the NHL


The Minnesota Wild are being patient with Marian Gaborik but privately they have begun targeting potential trade partners. At least 6 teams have made inquiries.Check out the NHL Chart for the latest The Rangers have been shopping Petr Prucha with the Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes, Atlanta Thrashers showing interest. San Jose Sharks defenseman Kyle McLaren has cleared waivers. McLaren‚Äôs agent approached the Tampa Bay Lighting, Phoenix Coyotes, St.Louis Blues and Philadelphia Flyers to gauge interest in his client. Two others teams have expressed interest. There’s a strong chance that McLaren will be traded The New Jersey Devils are not as gung-ho to re-sign Brian Gionta as some may think. The Devils are ‚Äúvery‚Äù interested in Marian Gaborik, according to a source

NHL: Gaborik on the trade block?


Talks between the Minnesota Wild and RW Marian Gaborik have stalled and It is very unlikely that a deal will be reached prior to the season opener. Wild GM Doug Risebrough was asked about whether Gaborik will be put on the trade block and Risebrough said, “That, I’ll have to determine.” Source StarTribune