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02-28-2013, 09:30 AM
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Danbury, CT
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I think I've actually noticed more of an effort from Gaborik. That isn't his game though. Gaborik isn't noticeable but when you put him on a line with Richards who is playing worse than Erik Christensen did....currently, Gaborik will have less opportunity. It's hard to have opportunities when you're centre is constantly turning it over and playing like a chicken with his head cut off in the defensive zone. They need to be split up.
I'd be on board with that if the Hagelin - Stepan - Nash line wasn't so good.
I would be very reluctant to split that up.
Additionally, Pyatt looked somewhat decent playing with Richards and Gabby.
Kreider - Miller - Callahan line was solid.
We need to get back to what was working and stop trying to force the issue with Richards. I trust that he will come out of his funk and I think that consistency in line-mates is the key. Not trying to force chemistry, just let it happen organically.
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