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05-30-2010, 03:23 PM
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Melvin Udall
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Originally Posted by FlyingKostitsyn View Post
You'll sound silly when Gaborik is going to miss like 50 games next year like he does every year. He's absurdly injury prone, the Rangers took a great risk signing him. You also don't take into account that the Rangers might have failed to sign him, in which case they would have been screwed.

Gaborik has had some injury problems.

Considering that in nine (9) full NHL regular seasons Gaborik has played a total of 578 games (an average of 64.2 games per season) I might stop short of describing him as absurdly injury prone. He has missed an average of 18 games per season.

But, if - as you say - the Rangers took a great risk signing him (due to his injury problem) - I guess that is even more evidence to my premise that the Rangers trading of Gomez was (highly likely) a salary dump and apparently, a risk that the Rangers were indeed willing to take!



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