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03-25-2012, 09:51 AM
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Gaborik is 5th NYR w/100 goals in 1st 3 years

Marian Gaborik scored two goals for the Rangers. The goals were the 100th and 101st for Gaborik in the three seasons since he signed with the Rangers as a free agent on July 1, 2009. Gaborik is only the fifth player to score 100 or more goals over his first three seasons with the Rangers, joining Adam Graves (114), Steve Vickers (105), Phil Esposito (101) and Mike Gartner (100) in that exclusive club.

42 goals in 09-10. 22 goals in 10-11. 37 goals so far this season.

Sather took a risk giving Gaborik a 5 year contract worth $7.5M per. Slats had some inside info on Gaborik from Doug Risebrough who had been fired as Wild GM. Risebrough works the Rangers as a consultant. They worked together in Edmonton. Risebrough knew Gaborik's medical issues better than anyone. Gaborik had hip surgery in the winter of 09 and he came back looking stronger than ever. You know Risebrough told Sather that and Sather gave Gaborik 5 years/$37.5M.

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