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Kings make one of the few big deals on NHL trade deadline day
Kings make one of the few big deals on NHL trade deadline day

The prevailing winds shifted within the NHL when the high-spending, short-term-thinking New York Rangers declined to overpay winger Ryan Callahan or give him the leverage of a no-trade clause and traded him to Tampa Bay for 38-year-old Martin St. Louis. What should have been an exciting seller's market, with many teams fighting for playoff spots as Wednesday's trade deadline arrived, was relatively ho-hum. Twenty trades were completed that involved 38 players but most moves were for depth or salary-cap purposes. Kings General Manager Dean Lombardi, whose acquisition of three-time 40-goal scorer Marian Gaborik from Columbus ranked as the splashiest along with the Callahan-St....

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