Elliotte Friedman at CBC Sports piggybacks on the recent Marian Gaborik for depth rumor floated by Bruce Garrioch at the Ottawa Sun by stating the reason Gaborik might be available is the return could replace the depth the Rangers lost in the offseason.
Friedman adds that the only way the Rangers do anything with Gaborik is if the trade really improves the team.
…Gaborik proved last game that he can still be a dangerous player in the NHL and it baffles me to see Rangers fans complain that he doesn't fit in Tortorella's system, apparently forgetting his two 40+ goal seasons in that system.
…while Gaborik could absolutely bring back some solid depth in the "grinding" department, I've yet to have anyone explain to me how the Rangers would replace his 40+ goal ability.
…and similar to Garrioch, Mr. Friedman also seems to forget that Gaborik has a no trade clause.