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09-29-2008, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Sam I Am View Post
Uhhh, how many times has Gaborik scored 40? Once. Last year.

Higgins may score thirty himself this year. He's injured a lot less often, good on defence and a consumate team player. McDonagh is a blue-chipper or so we're told. With a third, for a player who is often injured and is only signed for one more year, that's as far as I go.
Higgins may score 30 but its not a given. Gaborik can score 40 on a defensive-minded team. Gaborik is one of the most dynamic and talented players in the league, Higgins is not. Gaborik is a franchise player...and so forth.

Imagine teams trying to stop BOTH the Kovalev line and a Gaborik/Tanguay line. Please think about it for a second. We're trying to win a Cup here and Gaborik would instantly make Montreal the favourites.

Again this is a franchise player for a 2nd liner and a prospect. And with all the UFA's next season Gainey could easily re-sign Gaborik, it wouldn't be a problem.

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