Thread: Player Discussion: Marian Gaborik
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03-30-2013, 12:03 AM
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Except none of that post explains nor justifies why he's skating so poorly and playing with a less than desirable effort/intensity level... No amount of 'Torts put him on the wrong side of the ice' gives him a free pass for his skating or lackluster effort in so many games this season. People can argue until they're blue in the face that he's not being played in his natural position but that will never be a justifiable excuse for the elements of his game that he can control and that is his speed/skating and his intensity/effort level on the ice. No one who has watched every game this season can honestly claim that Gaborik has been giving anything close to 100% on the ice in the majority of his games this season. The blame for this lies on Gaborik's shoulders... Torts can't control Gabby's legs for him nor his effort level on the ice....
I don't think there will ever be an excuse outside of injury for a 7 million dollar player, but when there is no apparent reason for him to go from 40 goals to this abysmal showing, you have to wonder if the lack of motivation comes from tuning out the coach.

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