Thread: Marian Gaborik
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03-02-2013, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by NYR Boyler87 View Post
I have been saying to trade Gaborik towards the end of his contract since he was signed.

The idea was to improve the offense.

Richards
Gaborik
Dubinsky
Callahan
Anisomov
Stepan
Hagelin

Is not as good as

Richards
Nash
Hagelin
Stepan
Perron (or other young top 6er acquired)
Callahan

And that is not even taking into account the other pieces that Gaborik would bring back like a top6 defenseman or bottom 6 forward.

I would rather have a 3 or 4 million dollar young skilled forward who will fit with this teams identity + than Gaborik.
Richards
Nash
Gaborik
Hagelin
Stepan
Callahan

...is better than either of those.

If the idea was to improve offense, you don't add a 30 goal scorer and then get rid of a 40 goal scorer. Even if you want to call that exchange a wash, the team lost Dubi, Arti, Erixon and a first for what exactly? Space to sign a guy like Perron? I thought the Nash trade was made to put the team over the top offensively until the end of Gabby's contract, thereby solving the main problem that plagued them last year.

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