By K. Donnelly
In my opinion, I firmly believe that the New York Rangers should stitch a big fat C on Marian Gaborik's jersey.
Here's why; Marian carries this team (with Hank of course) on his shoulders, he's the best player since Jagr to wear the Blueshirt, and he's a superstar that should be treated like one.
Remember when Gaborik said; "I hope, that management of our club will do something about it. We suffered the consequences of unbalanced performances. If we played during the whole season like in the last month, we would have advanced to the play-offs…’
He seems frustrated and unhappy and I think a great way to avoid the consequences of said unbalanced performances is to follow a leader who is rarely unbalanced in his own performance. In addition, by making him the captain it will show that we respect him and don't take him for granted. The last thing we want is for him to be unhappy and demand a trade.
So what are the Pros and Cons of having Gaborik become captain of the New York Rangers?
-Has leadership/captain experience
-Leads by example on the ice.
-Would be a big inspiration and teacher for the young guys. (A Slovak Yoda if you will)
-Takes pressure off Drury who may in turn step his game up.
-Could reward teammates with rides in his Ferrari
-His performance could decline a-la Patrick Marleau.
That's about it.
In summation, I firmly believe that Gaborik should be made the Captain of the New York Rangers because of how it could benefit the team overall and because he deserves it.
What do you guys think? Should we start a "Make Marian Gaborik Captain" Facebook group? Or are you on team Drury/Callahan/Dubi?
Discuss amongst ya'selves...