We have a huge four player deal in the National Hockey League.
According to a report from Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman, the Ottawa Senators have traded both veteran defenseman Dion Phaneuf and veteran center Nate Thompson to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for veteran forward Marian Gaborik and 25-year-old center Nick Shore.
This marks one of the biggest trades of the NHL season and it may be the first major domino to fall in the NHL's trade frenzy leading up to the deadline at the end of this month.
The Senators are believed to be retaining 25% of Phaneuf's salary in this deal which will make him a relatively cheaper option for the Kings than he was for the Senators.
Stay tuned for more details.
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