Thread: Marian Gaborik
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03-29-2013, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by zuckera1 View Post
Nash has had no problem producing in Torts' system.

Gaborik scored 41 last year, Richie had 25G 41A, under the exact same system. Torts deserves blame but 90% of Richards and Gaborik's poor play is on them.
I'd say it's half and half for Gaborik.

Tortorella isn't putting him in a position to succeed, Gaborik has played 10+ years in this league and has played at RW every single year. He shouldn't be changed. Callahan should be playing wit the 3rd line so Gaborik can play at RW. Callahan can produce there better than Gaborik can produce at LW.

Doesn't excuse Gaborik for "giving up", though. It's definitely frustrating, but if you show the coach you're trying to succeed, maybe he'll keep him at RW and move Cally down.

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