Kings inquired about Marian Gaborik
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01-23-2011, 09:57 PM
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That's a hugely premature and inaccurate statement. One would think you were talking about someone like Backes or Kesler. I'd think about that deal. I'd do it if it were a 1st instead of a 2nd, or if it were Johnson instead of Simmonds and the 2nd. Schenn + Johnson = Gaborik.
Its not at all. Watch the kid play and tell me that isn't who he reminds you of. He looks like any of the power forwards who are in his age group when they first broke into the league(Backes, Benn, Dubinsky, Ladd, Bourque). They all can skate well and have good(not great) hands and will run people through the boards. They provide(or will provide) a physical presence in the top-6 and will drop the gloves to protect themselves or their teammates.
40-60 point, 100-200 PIM power forwards. I think Simmonds is most definitely going to be in that category for most of his career.
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