Thread: Marian Gaborik
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02-28-2013, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
If you improve the depth on this team and keep money available you can supplement that with other scoring talent who won't make as much money. Ryder? Trade for ROR? It opens up options having more young skilled pieces to work with.

I guess I just don't see Gaborik as someone you can rely heavily on and win.
I understand that. I started the Gaborik is soft thread during the playoffs - this was before I knew he played the entire time with a torn up shoulder.

Anyway, with this latest plan, you're replacing Brad Richards and Marian Gaborik with Michael Ryder and Ryan O'Reilly (you're also making the defense weaker since it'd likely cost Del Zotto). I see what you're saying about saving some money, but hoping that Player X is available isn't really a suitable plan to build a team.

Ryan O'Reilly
Michael Ryder
Player X

Brad Richards
Marian Gaborik
Michael Del Zotto

I realize Richards and Gaborik are struggling right now, but even so, I fail to see how this makes the team better.

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