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02-21-2013, 09:36 AM
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"Stats stats stats" is the only defense for Gaborik, and there's flaws in that as well. As you pointed out.
I'd disagree that Gaborik is invisible. He's very noticeable. Noticeably lazy. He refuses to move his feet, at all. No second effort. No back check. He's stationary on the power play.
How many times does his coach need to allude to all of this before the player gets it.
I am more inclined to agree with this assessment than to allow for another built in excuse like "OMG he's a stealth bomber you aren't supposed to see them, do you guys even watch the games you doo doo heads?". Seriously, he is an elusive player and that is a PART of his game but it certainly doesn't excuse him from moving his feet and being proactive, which he rarely is.
Four of his 7 goals and 7 of his 11pts are against TOR and NYI again... He has points in 5 of 15 games.
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