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04-21-2011, 11:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Reijo R View Post
What happened to Gaborik's stick-handling? Why is it that every time he comes into the zone on the wing and tries to make a move, he loses the puck? Can someone explain this to me?

Yet another failed, high-priced free agency signing. Can't wait until Sather blows a ton of cap space on the aging, costly and now concussion-prone Brad Richards next year. Will he ever learn?
Im not so sure anything has happened to Gaborik's stick handling. I dont think hes ever been a great or even good 1 on 1 player. Last season, when he was scoring goals in bunches, he seemed to be using his speed more to find open space - not to mention his shot seemed much more potent. This season its become painfully obvious that he needs a running mate, one that will get him the puck in ideal scoring conditions - a player like that Brad Richards guy.

Look, its not perfect with Gaborik's injury history and now Richards' concussion issue, but where is this team going to go if they continue to import and export the supposed higher end talent each season? Its been a real troubling trend since the day Jagr left.

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