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12-28-2012, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Antithesis View Post
When healthy,Gaborik is unquestionably the superior player.

One of the biggest knocks people had on Gaborik was his inability to play seamlessly with Richards, after having no true #1 center his whole career. Nash is coming here in a similar situation and, quite frankly, I don't expect his production to magically explode with Broadway Brad either.

Nash was brought here to provide enough additional scoring to win us a cup. Not to be the #1 goal scoring threat. That is Marian's job.

Gaborikis one of the top 5 goal scoring threats in the league. As of right now, Nash is #12, maybe #11 is you're being harsh to Bobby Ryanafter a bad year.
Gaborik is the superior goal scorer, but an "unquestionably superior player" has a helluva lot more criteria. Nash is a better all-around player. He is a guy that can affect play not from game to game, but from shift to shift. Thats my opinion from watching both of these guys and judging them irregardless of their surroundings.

The supporting cast, especially for Nash going from the worst team in the league to one of the best, is also a big factor -- but that hasnt stopped you from completely ignoring it here.

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