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01-02-2013, 02:16 PM
Can't Beat Him
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Originally Posted by Tortorella View Post
Just my personal preference, but I prefer Gaborik to Nash AINEC. Gaborik has already proven to be our top player even in this stifling grinding system and is coming off of a 42g season. Rick Nash has played with the worst team in the league since his rookie year and hasn't learned the ways of being a team player. I fear he is one of those types of players that only score because they are the only option on horrendous teams and fail to produce when he enters a real team's system.
It's not like Nash is some guy that came out of nowhere to be the best player in Columbus--the dude was the OHL rookie of the year, number one overall pick, Calder nominee and youngest-ever player to lead the league in goals. He has an impressive resume and there's absolutely zero reason to believe he won't perform on a "real" team.

I prefer Gaborik over Nash as well, but your one particular fear seems to have no basis in reality.


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