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10-19-2008, 12:05 PM
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Originally Posted by SOLR View Post
Injuries can happen to any player. AK was in the shape of his life before last night...etc.

An injury prone player is a player with a set weakness that will make him miss some games. As far as I know Gaborik is in top shape and there is no physical limitation to his performance. There is no hatcher-back/knee, forsberg-foot, primeau-concussion, Dipietro-Hip/knee, Havlat shoulders, with Gaborik.

@Beaker: Talk about a statement!

"Bringing in a Gaborik with a huge contract will deplete that depth...."

Would you say Detroit as no depth too? Yet they are paying Lidstrom, Datsyuk and soon Zetterberg to "huge" contracts. Depth as more to do with the ability of the GM/scouting staff to draft, develop well and manage assets effectively, with great consistency. Sure it might bring some hard choices, but you can't say categorically this will be the case.
Big difference.... Detroit got Hossa on a one year deal as a rental through UFA without giving up anything..... we are trading Assets for Gaborik... he would either be a rental for us... or he resigns longterm for 8m + per year and we lose kovy and tanguay too.

Detroit only signed Hossa for one year cause they know they have to pay Zetterberg after this year... they didn't want to lose him.

Its not just Higgins.... its Higgins + more assets in any trade.... then there is the UFA losses...

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