If the Rangers are willing to take equal salary (or better cap, but somehow I don't think the Rangers care that much about saving a million or two) back, they can get a better player than Heatley. Where I see them running into trouble is offloading Gaborik for high value ELC players or prospects.
did you like how he was unable to battle along the board ?
I hated him during the series because of that, ( i didn't know that he was injured )
Gaborik has never been one to play well along the boards. That's not his style. Regardless, you claimed he was 'so bad' during the playoffs. 11p in 20g for an injured player is pretty damn impressive, actually.
What's more impressive, was Gaborik's willingness to play through the injury when his team needed him to step up. Doesn't sound like someone made of porcelain.
Heatley's coming off a 24 goal season. Gaborik? 41.
But yea, you take Heatley. The rest of the world that has taken the time to watch both players will gladly take Gaborik.