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02-05-2012, 01:36 AM
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Originally Posted by MSG the place to be View Post
The popsicle stick term has nothing to do with his skating. It's his bodily stiffness. No homo.
I won't lie, when I first started to respond to your dislike of Gaborik I thought you were hating on him because you were xenophobic (the fact that you love Kovy dispelled that) or you just had unrealistic expectations of him.

However as you've mentioned his body stiffness and lack of dexterity, I've made a point of it to pay attention to it and I agree with your view on it. The man is stiff, he does lack dexterity. Many of your other qualms about him, albeit I feel exaggerated, are still true.

However, for me personally, at the end of the day Gaborik still produces well and he is efficient at it. He doesn't need a dozen chances to score or to make a good accurate pass. While he can't create offense for himself on a consistent basis, he can usually finish the opportunities that he has.

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