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Jackets? GM Wants ?More? From Gaborik

Source: Jason Brough, NBC Sports Pro Hockey Talk

The Columbus Blue Jackets gave up a fair bit to get Marian Gaborik. Soon they?ll have to decide how badly they want to keep him.

Gaborik, 31, is a pending unrestricted free agent. So it?s fair to say general manager Jarmo Kekalainen will want to know where the two sides stand prior to the March 5 trade deadline.

At this point in time, Kekalainen doesn?t sound 100-percent convinced that Gaborik can be what the club wants him to be, which is the ?driving force of the team.?

?I think he?s done a lot of good things,? Kekalainen said, per The Columbus Dispatch. ?And I think he could do more.?


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