The Achilles Heel of this team
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01-12-2012, 02:06 PM
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IMO, Gaborik's health.
We've already proven we have good depth as far as defense goes, and the Lundqvist/Biron tandem is one of the best in the league.
However, we've yet to really face a lot of injuries on offense, and I fear that if Gaborik goes down long term, this team starts having some trouble. If I'm coaching the other team and I'm in a playoff series with NYR, I make sure to send some scrub headhunting for Gaborik early in the series, and I think that would be a blow that would seriously hurt our chances at making a deep playoff run.
Good point. If Gabby gets hurt(not a stretch based on his history), we really have no other "elite level" finisher to take up the slack. I think we need to address this come the deadline w/o giving up the farm literally speaking. Another area of concern would be perhaps addressing the powerplay point issue.
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