Thread: Value of: Gaborik
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01-06-2013, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by inthewings View Post
It's close. Keep in mind that Gaborik is entering his age-32 season next year while Nash is entering his age-29 season. If Gaborik is indeed better, projected age-related decline will even things out.

Then factor in Gaborik's injury history.

I'd rather have Nash, pretty easily, even if contracts were equal (which they aren't).
3 yrs is a neglible difference between the two imo.

Gaborik injuries are also exaggerated IMO. He hasn't been that bad with the Rangers, now that his shoulder seems to be re-developed.

One player had 42g and 76 pts leading a division winner in scoring, the other had 59 pts on a terrible team being spoonfed minutes.

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