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03-11-2013, 03:31 PM
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Gabby is just playing so tentative right now. For whatever reason
hes not skating or initiating contact.
He doesn't want to get hit. Its like hes biding time trying to stay healthy so hes ready for playoffs. Or he's just scared of re-injuring his shoulder or something else.
It could be just bad habits creeping in, but whatever the case he needs to start moving his feet. Its not like he has to drive a D-man through the boards or anything, he just needs to get engaged, and when he does it leads to sound play, scoring chances and goals for him and his linemates.
When you think of Gabby you think of elite skill who can score from all over the ice, but a majority of his goals are scored at the top of crease. He needs to get his ass in there and battle. He needs to use his speed to back off defenders into the zone and build space for himself and others.
Late in the game in Washington he took a puck off the wall at center ice and was about to come in on a 3-1 with Nash and Richards (i think) and he put himself offside by not moving his legs. He was visibly upset about it and im hoping he takes that feeling into Buffalo and does something about it. A long road trip might do him good. Just ****ing skate, battle and play the ******* game.
This about sums him up.
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