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07-25-2012, 05:33 PM
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mrjimmyg89
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Originally Posted by Calad View Post
Just another thought to add:

Think of this team without Gaborik, until a few days ago we did not have someone that could replace his ability to score goals and would leave a huge hole in the lineup. Now try the same exercise without McD, while he was an anchor for out blueline, we still have (a fully healthy and camp-ready) Staal and Girardi to lean on. Can McD be the best player on our team? Certainly, but at this point in time I don't think he adds a different dimension to our team like Gaborik does.
Most Important and Best are two different teams. Gaborik is huge for the offense, but there is no doubt in my mind, McDonagh has become this teams best all around skater.

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