Thread: Value of: Gaborik
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01-06-2013, 01:18 AM
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Proof? And how is he past his prime when he was one off a career high in goals last year?



Excuses, his point production was quite lackluster for a 'star player'. Gaborik's put up better numbers with garbage in Minnesota for years and Christensen in his 1st yr with the Rangers.



There will definitely be demand for high octane, goal scoring wingers. Gaborik is one of the best at that and will give the Rangers a good return.
Statistically he's at an age where most players fall off. There's a LOT of statistics to back that up. Certainly not a guarantee, but more likely than not.

Gaborik did not outperform Nash while he was in Minnesota. He also had a better team.

There won't be much demand for a player with a cap hit of $7.5M that costs you a 1st, a top prospect, and a young scorer in a year where the cap is going down to 60M. Teams have their own free agents, and those young players on ELC are worth their weight in gold. He won't be the final piece to put a team over the top for any of the teams with the cap space to sign him.

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