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02-13-2012, 09:08 AM
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Originally Posted by RussianRangersFan View Post
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.
Thank you sir. I can understand someone saying that his production is so valuable that he justifies most of the praise he gets. But I can't understand someone who is blind to the type of player he is and the weaknesses that he inherently has.

Having said that, when he isn't getting bottled up and he is on a line that is clicking he actually is a lot of fun to watch.

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