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07-01-2009, 11:21 PM
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Outlandish
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I keep reading here and elsewhere that Havlat is less injured than Gaborik, which isn't true. Since 00-01, Gaborik played in 32 more games and had 41 more points. Not that either of them is going to set any records for reliability, but don't get your hopes up too much. Before this last season it wasn't even close, Havlat played far fewer games. The fact that it was contract year may have had an impact on his durability, we'll see how it goes now that he's locked in another 6 years.

Havlat's also now playing on a higher line with a less offensively talented team around him. I hope I'm wrong, btw, but I have no faith in Havlat right now. I suspect his ppg days are done. edit: That said, I don't think Gaborik is worth 50% more than Havlat, so the price is right I suppose.

Gaborik vs Havlat career:

Season Team Lge GP G A Pts

2000-01 Wild NHL 71 18 18 36
2001-02 Wild NHL 78 30 37 67
2002-03 Wild NHL 81 30 35 65
2003-04 Wild NHL 65 18 22 40
2005-06 Wild NHL 65 38 28 66
2006-07 Wild NHL 48 30 27 57
2007-08 Wild NHL 77 42 41 83
2008-09 Wild NHL 17 13 10 23


Season Team Lge GP G A Pts
2000-01 Sens NHL 73 19 23 42
2001-02 Sens NHL 72 22 28 50
2002-03 Sens NHL 67 24 35 59
2003-04 Sens NHL 68 31 37 68
2005-06 Sens NHL 18 9 7 16
2006-07 hawks NHL 56 25 32 57
2007-08 hawks NHL 35 10 17 27
2008-09 hawks NHL 81 29 48 77

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