Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Gaborik Is Broadway Bound
TSN is reporting that the Rangers signed Marian Gaborik to a five year deal, $7.5M per. If Gabby managed not to injure himself signing the contract, then the Blueshirts finally got their Jaromir Jagr replacement. The dude is a Fabergé egg. Stunningly beautiful and expensive, yet ridiculously fragile. Goal scoring is not a problem with him (who will ever forget the five-goal game?) but staying healthy is.
Sather is a gambler, especially when playing with someone else's money. And today he spent it on Gaborik. High risk/high reward, no guts/no glory Sather is going for it. And we will just have to sit back and pray that it pays off.
Honestly, this does little to make up for the Brashear signing to me, but it will certainly make for an interesting time. We will enter every game with baited breath - what will Gaborik do tonight? What kind of goal will he score? Will his groin go again or will it be something else? Gabby is not a Tortorella-type player, he is too soft and has little idea of defense - even coming from Minnesota. But he can score goals and now that he is reunited with Aaron Voros, the sky is the limit.