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03-07-2013, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Guess What View Post
This to the nth degree.

Gaborik is a great scorer and finisher yes. HOWEVER, the streaky work is not ideal. He can put in so many when he's up to it, but sometimes he DOES seem disinterested, and at times plays like garbage. Other times, he's stellar. While he scores many goals and points, more than Nash, Nash makes players around him better. This is much more valuable. Think of it like a Crosby-Ovechkin thing, where Nash is Crosby and Gaborik is Ovechkin. Great scorer and playmaker who helps teammates with nice passes (Hagelin for Nash) and vice versa. Then, you have the big powerful sniper, who doesn't necessarily make the teamates better, but pots goals a lot when they're up to it and it gives the other players assists because of that elite finishing touch. That's how I've always seen it.
I see more of a similarity between Stamkos and Gaborik, than Ovechkin and Gaborik, but I agree with your point.

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