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04-30-2011, 07:20 AM
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alkurtz
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It's not enough to say that he had an off year: we need to dig deeper than that and ask why.
He is not a player who over performed, had a career year, and reverted to norm.
He is not a player who should be showing the effects of getting older; though I would agree with a poster on another thread who suggested that the peak years for high end players were happening at a younger age.
He is not a player who was adapting to life in the big city.
He is not a player who has been accused of a lack of effort: when he's struggled in the past before, it was due to injuries.
Sure, he might have been limited by the system Torts put in, but when he had chances, he repeatedly failed to deliver.
What then? It can only have been two things: off ice issues that prevented him from concentrating (didn't I hear somewhere that he broke up with his fiancee? Some people can use work as an escape but others can't). Or injuries.
For sure, I thought that he had some nagging injuries and I am shocked he is playing in the Worlds.
In many ways, this is the big question for the Rangers? What the heck is wrong with Gabs?

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