According to Larry Brooks, in the NY Post, John Tortorella has told Marian Gaborik that he wants to see him open the season on the LW instead of his natural spot on RW.
Brooks notes that Gaborik is likely to start on the LW of Derek Stepan with Ryan Callahan on RW.
Gaborik told Brooks that he feels comfortable on the LW and that with Derek Stepan being a righty, his first instinct is to move the puck on his forehand to the left side.
Gaborik did say that the biggest adjustment will come in the defensive zone and on the wall.
In the end, Gaborik said that he will do whatever it takes to make the Rangers a better team, “If moving to the left makes us a more dangerous team, I’m all for it.”