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.


NYR34 said...

This is hands down one of the dumbest things Sather has ever done, and that's saying something. This is how you take the Gomez money and put it to good use? The ONLY way I'd have been OK with it was a deal based on games-played incentives.

Jagr was the Rock of Gibraltar compared to him.

So once again, this team is the joke of the NHL. NYR fans have now just lost ANY ability to make fun of the DiPietro deal as we know how injured he is.

As the day went on and the player pool thinned out, I dreaded this more and more each hour.

italianit said...

Will see how this turns out. Howver I think a great line with
Marian Gaborik would be
Evgeny Grachev and Artem Anisimov.
The Ranager Organization has the best medical staff in the NHL.
I'm sure they will take care of him.

The Cycle said...

Btw, Sjostrom appears to be going to Calgary, half our top PK unit gone.

Unknown said...

I have to vehemently disagree with NYR34 on this one. I know I for one have wanted Gaborik in NYC for a while now and I think, assuming he stays healthy, he's a perfect fit in Tortorella's safe is death regime. Sure, Gabby doesn't play much defense and he's kind of soft, but there's no disputing his offensive skills. I'm more worried that we don't have a legitimate #1 center to play with him

Bobby T said...

Gaborik? How about Pavanorik?