Originally written on Kukla's Korner  |  Last updated 11/19/14

PITTSBURGH - OCTOBER 2: Craig Adams #27 of the Pittsburgh Penguins defends against Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers on October 2, 2009 at Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
from Larry Brooks of the NY Post, So who exactly is being disrespectful to Rangers players, the writer who suggests a game plan based primarily on blocking shots and packing the defensive zone might not be broad enough to win the Stanley Cup, or the coach on his way to the summer who takes a verbal swipe at a player he knew to have played the final two rounds of the playoffs with a substantial injury? Marian Gaborik, who first revealed his condition during a press conference in Slovakia before the Rangers confirmed it yesterday morning, will undergo surgery next Wednesday in New York to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, an injury he either sustained early in the first round of the playoffs against Ottawa…. It was an injury that obviously diminished Gaborik’s capacity to compete as the Rangers progressed through the tournament, but one to which coach John Tortorella made not even a passing reference on Monday’s breakup day while stating that the team’s best players hadn’...
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