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01-15-2013, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Alluckks View Post
Some of you guys are acting like because Torts asked Gaborik to practice and learn to play on the left side that he is doomed to play their even if there is a noticeable drop-off in his production, it's insane.

If Gaborik plays definitively worse on the left then I bet that he will be switched back to the right. Nash is able to play both wings, it only helps if Gaborik demonstrates that he is able to do that as well. It enables more ways to separate your star players from the better defenders on the other team.
Isn't this what most have been saying anyway? My issue (if you can call it that) with this experiment is that it's a short season and everybody and their mothers have been talking about the importance of getting off to a fast start. So I don't know if starting the season with your best goal scorer playing out of his natural position is going to help in that regard. Not really even a concern, just a thought

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