Read: What John Tortorella Wants To See From Marian Gaborik

Marian Gaborik Broadway HatOn a radio appearance earlier in the week, John Tortorella said that he thought Marian Gaborik was struggling because he wasn’t skating and wanted him to look at what Carl Hagelin was doing.

Before Gaborik scored against the Islanders on Thursday, Tortorella expanded on that thought in the Daily News saying that skating is a huge part of Gaborik’s game, “you look at Hagelin and he creates havoc with his legs. I just don’t understand why Gabby can’t do that. I know they’re a little bit different type players: Gabby is a little bit more finesse with the puck and sometimes Hags is better without the puck, he just chases it down, I understand that. But Gabby needs to bring that into his game. And he will. He will. We’ve talked about it, I think Gabby gets a little inconsistent, where he gets a little too far ahead in his game and then he can’t use his speed because he has no ice to play on. We need to rectify that. We just need to get more consistency out of him game-to-game. He can’t have a really good game and then fall off the map for two or three and that’s what we’re trying to remedy here.”

Gaborik played 20:21 on Thursday and had a goal and an assist with three shots on goal. He played just over 18 minutes in regulation and then 1:23 in OT.

On the MSG pre game show, Gaborik’s linemate on Thursday, Ryan Callahan said that Gaborik can get himself going “He is the type of guy who can get himself going. He doesn’t need players around him to do that. I just want to go in there, get pucks and get to the net.”

Gaborik only has two goals in his last eight games and both came against the Islanders. He has 25 shots in that time.





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juunit
juunit

Witten and Miller can block though.

Bent
Bent moderator

@juunit


Did you not read the last paragraph?  Maybe Amaro is getting better at blocking.

juunit
juunit

@Bent @juunit 

Yeah. And maybe Stephen Hill was getting better at catching. 

bob
bob

@Bent 


HA ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha  oh that's hilarious. Ha ha ha  Oh Dats funny

bob
bob

@Bent @bob 


That's a good one I all ready  that video of the schnauzer to my brothers and sisters LOL

Bent
Bent moderator

It's good to see that he's confident and expecting a big year, but - grain of salt - he did say last year he was expecting to catch 100 passes!

Monty
Monty

@Bent he should be expecting to catch 100 passes every year. No grains of salt.. it practice 4 why temper your optimism. Its a game treat it as such.  You don't achieve greatness by setting easily attainable goals :P

Monty
Monty

Good Morning...

Geno looking good ...simms on his way to collecting unemployment .. The Mets playing for first .. all is right with the world.


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Brendan
Brendan

Lol. That picture. 


Nice work finding a picture where he looks as dumb as he actually is. 

bob
bob

@Brendan 


Wait do minute Brendan.  Amaro was the smartest  kid in 4th grade for like 5 years.