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Pominville: Had a feeling trade could be coming, but still shocked

By John Vogl

Jason Pominville joined the Minnesota Wild today in Los Angeles and will make his debut tonight when they visit the Kings.

"With the steps that they took this summer to add some big players to their roster, I think they’re willing to do whatever it takes to win," Pominville told reporters. "I think that excites you as a player."

Though he knew a trade was possible after Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier asked him to supply a list of eight teams to which he would not accept a trade, Wednesday's deal caught him off-guard.

"Even though I kind of had a little bit of feeling that it might happen, it’s still a shock," Pominville said. "Obviously, I’m really excited to come to this team, this organization, this city. They’re doing whatever it takes to win, and they’re heading in the right direction.

"Hopefully, I can just fit in and add to the puzzle."


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