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02-27-2013, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
He's coming off of major shoulder surgery, has zero chemistry with a center who has been an offensive black hole, and he's played at least half of his games out of position. Pro-rating makes little sense, especially in a shortened season with all of the underlying factors I just listed.

Faulting Gaborik because he's one dimensional is foolish, IMO. Trading him won't net you a 40 goal scorer, and frankly it's not going to net you a 30 goal scorer who can hit, kill penalties, and do whatever else Gaborik doesn't do. Guys that can score 40 goals are hard to come by. Ones that do all of the little things are even more rare.

If we have to trade him as a cap casualty, that's something I can accept, but trading him for a collection of lesser parts seems like a step backwards. If we want depth, acquire depth, but depth at the expense of a 40 goal scorer seems foolish.
That is what many would consider Perron's ceiling. He was injured a good portion of last season but scored at .75PPG and does all the little things. Above all, Perron's game fits into this team identity MUCH better than Gaboriks. Perron + would be a return I would be thrilled with so long as the + is adequate.

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