Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 11/10/14
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Marian Gaborik is the new face of the Columbus Blue Jackets.This development was the NHL’s deadline day blockbuster. The new John Davidson/Jarmo Kekalainen management team rescued the well-traveled, oft-injured winger from the wrath of New York Rangers coach John Tortorella.“When a player of his became available, we were quite excited about it,” Kekalainen told the Columbus Dispatch. “This is an explosive player. We worked on it for quite a while. We’re looking at this as a long-term solution, not a rental. He’s under contract through next season, and we would like to see the relationship continue beyond that.”Gaborik, who comes with a stiff $7.5 million salary, welcomed the change of scenery.“I feel good,” Gaborik told the Dispatch. “It’s hard. Everybody goes through some bumps and bruises, but I feel fine. My shoulder is fine. I feel confident going to Columbus and helping that team make the playoffs.“It’s nice to be part of a team that really wanted me. The team has shown they’r
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