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03-30-2013, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Roof Daddy View Post
Any Oilers fan with half a clue knows that:

A) The Rangers are currently shopping Gaborik because of cap concerns (thus wouldn't be doing so just to add a lesser talent making 2/3 of Gaborik's hit).

B) Would be adding considerably to Hemmer if for some strange reason the Rags were interested in a swap for MDZ (which they aren't).

The Rags have a nice top 4 in Girardi, Staal, McDonagh and MDZ, but the rest of their defensive depth is questionable. What they don't need is a RW for the top 6 where Gabby and Captain Cally reside.
True, but you would think that if they move Gaborik, Hemsky would be a reasonable replacement. His cap hit is 2.5 million dollars less and if it doesn't work out he only has one year remaining on his contract.

Both Hemsky and Gaborik are 9G-10A-19P this year (with hemsky playing one less game).

Hemsky is about 0.76 points/game in his career
Gaborik is about 0.88 points/game in his career

both skilled players. Hemsky could be a "gaborik light" for NYR should they be able to move gaborik.

EDIT: Gaborik also plays 2:45 more per game than Hemsky, on a line with Nash. You would think that Hemsky at his current pace on a less talented team could produce more than he actually is right now if he were paired up with Rick Nash, and getting more ice time.

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