Found April 02, 2013 on The Majors Detroit:
It fits… That’s it, story over… But seriously Gaborik is a one of the best goal scorers in the league, yet most fans forget about him. He was in Minnesota in the beginning days of the Wild a team with not much flair until they shocked the NHL world with the Parise and Suter signings. Gaborik became a Ranger in 2009 and while posting two 40 goal seasons he’s the brunt of criticism in the Big Apple. He has also fallen out of favor with Rangers head coach John Tortorella, even though it’s rumored the two have been working past it. To go a step further, The Rangers are tired of building with big names and not getting returns in the playoffs. Gaborik can’t be happy skating on the 4thline either. Meanwhile Tortorella is one of the few coaches in hockey that makes Babcock seem laid back So why the Wings? It will be a fresh start and once again Gaborik fits. He’s just turned 31 and has a few years of top flight play left in him. Playing on a line with Datsyuk he would be paired with anoth...
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