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10-19-2003, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by dedalus
Well for starters Gagne would have to have been healthy enough to get Gaborik's 280 shots, but looking at their shooting percentages answers your question. Gagne's was 7.8%. Gaborik's was three percentage points higher.

In addition, part of the reason that Gaborik gets so many shots is because there are no skill players other than himself on that team. Gagne has fine partners who SHOULD help him achieve better numbers than Gaborik. He doesn't because he's not as good.
Don't take stats from an injury plagued season. Look at the 3 seasons before he was injured: 12.6, 14.4, and 16.6.

Last season no Flyer shot more than 200 times. You need shots to score goals. Gagne taking 280 shots could easily get him 45+ goals. I still don't see how Gaborik is better.

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