Marian Gaborik Needs to Step Up or Sit Out for New York Rangers

March 18th, 2010 by Greg Caggiano Leave a reply »
It may sound almost sacrilegious to question the Rangers' goals, assists, and points leader, but it is about time for Marian Gaborik to show that he really is worth all the money he is being paid in this, the most important stretch of games the Rangers have played in more than a decade.

Spare me the excuses of what was just mentioned above, about how if it was not for him the team would not be anywhere near where they are.

Fact is, they’re there, and they need to face what lies ahead.

The rest of the way is no easy task for the struggling New York Rangers, and now more than ever they need their superstar Slovakian winger to step up. I have been saying all season that even with all the goals and points, Gaborik is not the player he was when he was healthy in Minnesota, as rare as that was.

Gaborik has not shown that explosive speed that became his trademark, no matter how many times Joe Micheletti wants to bring up that he has “such a powerful stride.” After Gaborik’s monstrously amazing start to the season, he has cooled off considerably this month.

He has been battling injuries all se ...

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