Thread: Value of: Gaborik
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01-06-2013, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducks DVM View Post
Assist totals don't matter because Gaborik has played with a LOT more talent in his career, even when he was with Minnesota. I already said that. One year with bad talent doesn't erase that for Gaborik.
Gaborik's never had a linemate as good as Jeff Carter. His linemates were decent 2nd line players in Brunette and Demitra, not much difference with Nash with Prospal/Carter. In his first year with NY, he put up career high in assists playing with Christensen and Prospal. He led the team in assists as well.

Regardless of which player you like, there aren't 3 >>> between the values of Perry and Gaborik. That's ridiculous homering. Gaborik's one year is offset by his huge cap hit in a year where the cap is going to drop almost as much as his cap hit. Perry's pending UFA status is offset by the fact that he's EXACTLY the type of player that could put a team over the top for a cup run. Which is more valued depends on what the situation is for each team.

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