Thread: Marian Gaborik
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03-10-2013, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfgaze View Post
Yeah he's paid $7.5 mil a year to look lifeless and mostly invisible at even-strength for 3 out of every 4 games.... For a supposed 'elite', 'gamebreaker' forward it's a bit ridiculous how much he struggles to stick-handle around defensemen and create his own scoring chances.... Some will defend him at all costs but it's obvious that Tortorella is not happy with his game/play and he has good reason not to be happy with it. Nash is providing a good example of the type of impact that Gaborik should be contributing to the team.... You would think that Nash would help alleviate the pressure on Gaborik to score and free him up in terms of defensive match-ups but thus far Gaborik has not made the most of the circumstances....
Agreed. Some of you guys need to stop looking at the stat sheet and actually watch his impact in the games. 90% of the time he's invisible out there. He's terrible along the boards (and in the defensive zone for that matter), he can never create his own chances, and he's not producing consistently. For 7.5 million, we need more than 8 goals and lackluster play. Gaborik is no longer an "elite" player. Move him

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