I will miss Gabby. One down year and all of sudden HE HAS TO BE TRADEDED HE'S ON THE DECLINE!!!!11 I can't wait until he puts up 40 next season and Torts is out on his ass because we missed the playoffs again.
Fell in love with Gaborik during his first season here when he was using his wicked wrist shot like this:
He scored some sick goals for us but there have been long stretches during the past few years where he just didn't look like that same kind of player, his shot didn't have the same zip on it, etc. due to injuries.
This is a sad day.. I just sold my Gaborik jersey recently and now that he's off the team altogether it feels like the end of an era.
But he just wasn't the same player this year for whatever reason, and it seems like this trade might be better for both the Rangers to get more balanced and for Gabby to get a fresh start on a new team.
Happy trails Gabby. Hope you can find your "quick release" again and put up some numbers for Columbus.
For a team that has been bereft of scoring talent over the past decade, it was real easy to love Gaborik. No player is bigger than the team and he was having a crappy year, but some of the vicious hatred he got was ridiculous.
Just remembered that Gaborik got a hat trick in the All-Star game last year and was named MVP.. kind of meaningless in the grand scheme of things, but it was a cool moment for my favorite player on my favorite team.