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04-16-2011, 01:30 AM
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Originally Posted by savebyrichter35 View Post
This is practically exactly what I've been saying word for word. It's no secret we need another superstar forward. So we sign Richards but get rid of Gaborik and we're right back to where we're at right now. The lack of production from Gabby this year has been frustrating, but he's allowed to have a bad year. Wanna argue that you shouldn't give that kind of money to someone with his injury history? That's fine, although the main injuries since he's been a Ranger have nothing to do with the injuries he had in Minnesota. But for the people that call him soft, disinterested, and a floater...newsflash, he played the same way last year too, only difference is he was scoring last year so no one cared. In one season he goes from savior to goat. Let's see what the guy does next year before we crucify him.

And yea, the people that say he sucks and should be traded also think we can fetch a great return for him. If he sucks, then what the hell are you gonna get back for him in a trade? Some more 2nd\3rd liners and 3rd and 4th round picks?
Even when Gaborik is on top of his game, I don't feel too confident going deep in the playoffs with him for several reasons:

1. too soft, not enough grit, too easy to knock off the puck.
2. too injury prone and too much of a capspace is spent on a player who is not really a superstar.

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