Does Gabby make a difference?
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04-14-2011, 04:55 PM
Join Date: Feb 2006
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He just doesn't have the speed or moves that makes him a real threat to the opposition. His shot is also no biggie.
Jagr, now that was a threat. He didn't have the speed but he had the moves and the body: He'd just turn around and there was no way 1 defender was going to get him off the puck. So, you had 2 guys go at him and - once in a blue moon - even three. Jagr created openings for his teammates.
Don't get me started with him looking somewhere else and not at the goalie and he'd still unleash a wristshot from hell that still found the back of the net.
I agree that Gaborik has been abysmal and looks completely lost out there, but to compare him to Jagr is unfair. Jagr is the greatest European forward to ever play in the NHL and there really isn't a close second. Gaborik at his best can't dominate the game the way Jagr could, but that doesn't mean Gaborik at his best wouldn't be a phenomenal player for us.
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