Thread: Player Discussion: Marian Gaborik
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03-29-2013, 02:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Heyoooo View Post
What super skilled guys did Gaborik have in Minnesota and his first two years here?

Thats a total myth.

The guy just needs to be on his RW with a center who can keep up with him, of course, when he actually uses his speed.
Even in 2010, when he was centered by Christensen...he at least had some skill. EC was a complete warm body and a fringe NHLer, but he had hands and was a decent passer. He also had Prospal on his wing. Right now, he's playing with an up-and-down rookie and a garbage man.

That said, his play at times is inexcusable. I don't disagree that Gaborik looks out of place at LW, but his effort level shouldn't suffer because of that.

Torts really does need to move him back to RW, though. At least he was getting chances at RW. He might not have been finishing them, but he was objectively more effective there.

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