Thread: Player Discussion: Marian Gaborik
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04-02-2013, 02:30 PM
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Originally Posted by RangerFan10 View Post
The year we signed Redden, he was at least our third or fourth choice. I think Sather definitely paniced when he couldn't get Chara, or Campbell, or any of the other available defensmen he coveted.

Kovie still has no stanley cup. And in 2011-12 Gaborik and Kovie's stats are pretty similar. The playoffs there's a dip, but Gaborik's shoulder was torn up.

In case you forgot, Jagr bailed for Russia and wasn't even all that great in Russia. It was never choosing Drury over Jagr. We offered Jagr a contract. He was too bigheaded to not be the highest paid member of the Rangers, remember? It also didn't help that the only Rangers center he could manage to do anything with was Dubinsky. His inability to adjust the slightest bit to work with Drury or Gomez was infuriating.
Man, that offseason if we had just resigned Nylander instead of signing Gomez, signed Chara instead of Redden, and signed Chris Drury we would've had:

Straka-Nylander-Jagr
Shanahan-Drury-Avery
Anisimov-Dubinsky-Callahan
Sjostrom-Betts-Orr

Chara-Girardi
Staal-Roszival
Tyutin-Mara

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