Thread: Marian Gaborik
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03-03-2013, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by zuckera1 View Post
After watching Gaborik play in the playoffs last year, it was hard to believe the guy scored 41 goals in the regular season. I know he had that big goal against the Caps in OT, but other than that he was largely invisible on the ice.

The rangers need to move Gaborik after this year, the guy just isn't what he used to be. People always talk about his speed, but he really isn't that explosive skating wise and all he has is a good shot. He's useless in the corners, and is only effective in the open ice or in the slot. Good teams shut Gaby down, he's too inconsistent to keep around. Trade him at the end of this year or don't resign him next year.
Problem is if he doesn't start playing better and more consistently, he's not going to have a very high trade value with his $7.5 mil cap hit.... I'm for moving him in the off-season if we can land a promising young offensive player or prospect in return.

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