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07-01-2009, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Piffle View Post
Hey guys. Hawks fan here. I think you guys got an upgrade to Gaborik with Havlat, personally. Gaborik has a bit more offensive sizzle, but Havlat has a ton himself and is really good defensively to boot. As far as Havlat's injuries, his shoulder was the big problem over the last few years, and the surgery he got last off season seems to have finally fixed that (they added some extra bone to his shoulder so it will stop popping out).

We got Hossa, but I'm going to miss having Havlat around. He is a real treat to watch too, and is a VERY clutch player. I think you guys will enjoy having him on your team.
Thanks for a Hawks perspective. I am definitely happy with Havlat over Gaborik, especially for less money. Here is hoping that Havlat's shoulder injuries are behind him for good, and unlike Gaborik with his groin, Havlat showed last year that his shoulder can hold up for a whole year.

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