They scored a combined 53 goals (average of 26 each) last season. When Gaborik is healthy, he's a 40-50 goal scorer by himself. Rangers needed a dominant goal scorer not someone who can score 20-30 goals and assist 50 times or whatever. They needed a DOMINANT goal scorer. they got one and a very good one. No, the Sedins are not as good as Gaborik.
He scored 42 goals on a team when he pretty much had absolutely nobody. if you count last season (13 goals in only 17 games) he's averaging 30 goals a game. If you don't count last season, he's averaging about 38 goals a game, and that was with a team with a defensive style (rangers are going towards the more attack style under torts now) and pretty much no one.
If healthy (and he usually is about 65 games except those 2 years), he's a 40-50 goal scorer EASILY
but h.o.b. pretty much nailed it !! he's very talented but has been hurt alot but do you wanna give up our talented young kids for heatley or go this route ?? cant be scared that a player is gonna get hurt .. the rangers say they did their homework so we'll see .. if healthy its a very good signing
Gaborik when healthy is a top scorer, Donald B. was a stupid signing. He's a cheap shot artist, the Rangers should have signed Chris Neil. Yes, I know Neil re-signed, but he was out there for the right price.