Thread: Proposal: Nyr - ott
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03-05-2013, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Cujomi View Post
Michalek is a career .65 point per game player with .311 goals per game. Gaborik is a career .89 point per game player with .446 goals per game. However, Gaborik has been trending down and Michalek is trending upwards. Right now they're pretty close (Michalek 8 in 13 and Gaborik 14 in 20).

When you take offence out of the equation there's no question that Michalek is far better everywhere else on the ice. He'll battle in the corners, he plays very well defensively and he's probably the most threatening forward on our roster on the PK.

Gaborik is a better player, but the gap isn't what you make it out to be.
A net gain of 11 goals and 20 points per season is a pretty significant gap.

Gaborik had 41 goals last year, good for third in the NHL. Not exactly sure how that's trending down.

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