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04-14-2011, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Sting36e View Post
There are real, legitimate reasons as to why his numbers are down. None of those reasons have gone away, and the bad teams are all out of the picture.

If you want Gaborik to put up goals and points, then you'd better hope that the Rangers make an effort to put him in a position to do so next season.
But then again, the changes that need to be made to help Gaborik are the changes that need to be made to help the team as a whole. Otherwise, it'll be another year of Gaborik not making an impact, and the team barely making the playoffs...or not making them at all.
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Originally Posted by WojtekGoalski View Post
I feel like just because Gaborik put up 42 or whatever goals last season that people expect him to pick the puck up behind the net, dangle through 2 defenders and roof one top cheese every other game.
I wonder how Richards will help Gaborik when Gaborik has 2 POINT BLANK chances and yet again cannot score. He won't. Because Richards can't make New York not be New York. And Richards can't turn a playoff game in to a Tuesday night game in November.

If you want to pay a guy $7m to stick lift or reverse the puck in to the corner to no one, you got the right guy, because he might be the best in the league at it. But he's not going to score in a big spot. He will never be a go-to guy in a big spot. Not because he's not that kind of player, it's because he lacks the mental fortitude (nuts) to get it done when the spotlight is on him.

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