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Gaborik on struggles: “I want to be better”

Mar 30, 2013, 11:09 AM EDT

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Suffice to say, Marian Gaborik‘s season in New York hasn’t been a good one. He’s been shuffled up and down the lines and while he’s third on the team in points, doing that on the lowest scoring team in the league doesn’t make that impressive.

With just nine goals on the season, he tells Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News he’s doing his best to improve his game, especially after a long talk with coach John Tortorella.

“We had a good conversation, but that’s it,” Gaborik, 31, said Friday. “That’s all I’m going to say … I just have to be better. I have to try to get out of this funk. It’s a frustrating time, of course. I want to contribute. I want to be better.”

Gaborik isn’t the only Rangers player in an offensive funk. Brad Richards is right there with him as well with just five goals and 18 points. Just think of what this team might’ve been like had they not acquired Rick Nash from Columbus.

  1. drone501 - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:30 AM

    i want to be better too but my wife says im getting worse.

  2. charlutes - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Look in the mirror Torts, it’s you system.

    • gaborik104life - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:34 PM

      The same system that led us to the conference finals for the first time since the 96-97 season last year within a game of going to the cup? The same system that Gaborik scored 41 goals last year leading the entire team in points and good for third for goals in the entire nhl? The same system that also led the team to being one game shy of leading the entire nhl in points and winning the presidents trophy?

  3. mattybo - Mar 30, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Funny, I want you to be better too.

    How has his rotator cuff surgery not been really discussed? Isn’t exactly minor.

  4. johnstone17 - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    In his native language, Gaborik means man who can no longer score.

  5. banger60 - Mar 30, 2013 at 1:28 PM

    Fire everyone starting with the G.M on down, a ranger fan but losing interest quickly, glad it’s a short season!

    • gaborik104life - Mar 30, 2013 at 2:02 PM

      You are not a ranger fan. You are an idiot.

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