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02-22-2013, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Hollywood163 View Post
The fact that Dan Boyle is a Torts guy from their Tampa days and Gaborik is the antithesis of a Torts guy, increases the value of Boyle to the Rangers.

A 1st from SJ probably wouldn't have to be included.
In what way is Marian Gaborik the "antithesis" of a Torts guy? He's not Ryan Callahan, but Gaborik fits well into what Tortorella wants from his team. He has speed, doesn't shy away from puck battles, and is has a willingness to backcheck and do his due diligence in the defensive zone. He has his moments but all things considered he is a pretty good fit for this team.

Do people even remember that he was third in the NHL in goals last season? And we're going to move him for a 36 year old defenseman?

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