Thread: Value of: Marian Gaborik at 2013 Draft
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11-24-2012, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by blooblood View Post
when gabs was on the wild you guys were in pretty much the same place we were when he joined us, a contender to make the playoffs. we havent done anything at all since this past year. beyond scrubs? didnt he play on the same team as koivu, burns, brunette, and demitra for over a year?

the nash trade was practically a gift. gaborik is still the best player on this team by a fair margin. nash is completely unproven here and until he shows what he can do under the spotlight you cant assume that gaborik has just been replaced.

im not for trading gaborik at all but when the only guys with more goals than him are malkin and stamkos common he has an insanely high trade value any team would kill for a 1st liner like gaborik. he is a top 15 point scorer in this league the only players with more goals than him are malkin, stamkos, giroux, spezza, kovalchuck, kessel, neal, tavares, henrik sedin, elias, karlsson, hossa, whitney, and thornton. he is in a category with all of these elite players. gaborik does have a monster trade value.
Nah the wild were pretty scrubby during gaboriks time. They got wins by lemaires defence and timely gaborik goals. Gaborik played with demitra but the other guy on that line was branko radivojevic or Todd fedoruk. Dead serious. It was worse before that.

Not all top 15 scorers are equal. Whitney does not have the same trade value as stamkos. Gaborik is worth less than most top 30 forwards and a lot of centers who get less points than him.

My original point is that gaborik isn't worth much to the Wild. We got a good core and just need to wait until our young players make an nhl impact. Gaborik is too old and beat up for our tmelime. Sure some cup contender might pay a1st and a mason Raymond for gaborik. But the Rangers aren't going to accept that.

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