The Top Four Trade Deadline Acquisitions in the West

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Rising Value: The Top Four Trade Deadline Acquisitions in the West

For the sake of information saturation, let's break it down again. There were 20 trades involving 38 players last week. Most notably we saw Roberto Luongo finally leave the West Coast for Miami Beach while unhappy captains Martin St. Louis and Ryan Callahan switched locations. The final outcome of Mike Gillis' managerial vision now has Eddie Lack as a top 20 option in goal, especially after his great performance against Calgary on Saturday night. From a fantasy perspective there were a number of winners and losers last week in the Western Conference. Now that our NHL trade deadline hangovers have fully run their course and the endless discussions are winding down, let's take a look at the top four trade deadline acquisitions in the West. Here are four players who have improved their respective situations at least for the short term.


#4 – Marian Gaborik (Los Angeles Kings)

It may be a bit of a reach to have Gaborik on the list but if his first game in Hollywood is any sign of what lies ahead we should see a strong finish. In Gaborik's first game as King he played on the first power play unit with Jeff Carter and Anze Kopitar and saw 16 minutes of overall ice time including over four minutes with the man advantage. In all fairness to the often injured winger he is only five games into his return from injury last December and we should see a steady increase in production as he gets his legs and adjusts to his new team. Here is a quick look at his line combinations in his first game with the Ki