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03-30-2013, 05:37 PM
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With the exception of last season, a majority of which we all know, Gaborik played with Stepan. Most of his 41 came from that.
Neither player were on particularly good teams. Minnesota had the better coaching of the two, and in such a strict defensive system, Gaborik still managed to carry (key word, carry) their offense and score 40-40-80 in it.
He also scored 40 here with Erik waiver wire Christensen and Vinny one leg Prospal.
The better linemates argument doesnt hold up well at all between the two. Nash had a great team in 2008-09 himself.
Gaborik's centers primarily in Minnesota were Walz and Brunette. The vast majority of his time here. He and Demitra were on and off between Rolston and Radivojevic.
The big goal scorers of the early 2000s (Nash, Gaborik, Kovalchuk) all were the sole offensive threats and cogs for their teams, however, Kovalchuk and Gaborik were far better and more talented in comparison to Nash.
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