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04-19-2011, 04:15 PM
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Originally Posted by
Fitzy Duke of NY
I dunno, Gaborik has given us 64 regular season goals in 2 years. Thats 32 a year which isn't too far off from a 7.5 contract. Admittedly its a little over, he is probably worth around 6 but it isn't an albatross.
The problem is that last year he produced like a player worth ~$8.5m on the free market, and this year he's playing like a player work ~$3.5m.
It might average out to $6m, but the real question is which Gaborik will show up next year.
I don't think him playing like a $6m guy during a season is an option . . . if he plays to his potential and isn't hurt his contract is great, but if he plays like this year, his contract is not good. There isn't really an in between with him.
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