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02-08-2010, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Inferno272 View Post
I think Gaborik is a slightly better player FWIW, because he does play in all situations, and in all 3 zones, but Kovalchuk is one of the best pure snipers in the game today, anyone who wouldn't want him on this team is just....well....beyond words.
I have to disagree here, though I do see your point. I like how Gaborik is capable in the defensive zone, but I dont think hes a constant factor on the game like Kovalchuk.

Gaborik has two main attributes that make him a great player. His speed, and his quick release. He can be quiet for half the game and all of a sudden dart in to pot one. Kovalchuk has these attributes too, and in addition to them hes much stronger and probably a better puck handler. I just feel like hes more of a constant force on the game, and the slightly better player.

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