Los Angeles Kings defeat New York Rangers, 2-1
LOS ANGELES - The deal is done, for real this time.
The Rangers late Monday night closed a trade that sent forgotten winger Ales Kotalik, along with Christopher Higgins, to Calgary for center Olli Jokinen and winger Brandon Prust. The deal ends Kotalik's short-lived tenure on Broadway - a letdown all around - and gives the Rangers a talented but enigmatic center to try out next to Marian Gaborik.
The trade was finalized roughly an hour after the Flames' 3-0 loss to t...
LOS ANGELES - Olli Jokinen had been a Ranger for a few scant hours yesterday when he spoke about how little time he and Marian Gaborik have to adjust to one another.
"It can't be long. There's six games before the Olympic break - we don't have time here to wait 20 games to get used to it," Jokinen said Tuesday. "We have to start getting used to each other tonight. That's the way it goes."
Okay, Thursday night. With Jokinen playing his first game as a Ranger after bei...