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04-03-2013, 04:09 PM
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bernmeister
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Originally Posted by haveandare View Post
I get the feeling that a lot of people saying this is lopsided are picturing Gaborik from last year. He hasn't been the same player at all this season. It's not just a lack of scoring. He's slower. His shot is weaker. Those were his most dangerous assets.

He was a great, great player for NYR and I'll miss seeing the way he played in previous years, but frankly, I'm not sure any team will see that from him again.

Wish NYR got a 1st. I was hoping for Burmistrov and a 1st, but this return does fill some serious needs.

Best of luck to Gabby. He was a hell of a Ranger.
Best sums my view so far.
Approaching the deal long term with an open mind.
The return could be disappointing or more than adequate to even surprising. We won't know immediately, esp, w/one guy not coming back til late -- if we are in the playoffs late -- due to broken bone issue.

My only ? is, was this the best deal they could have gotten for Gabby?
Surprised others contending didn't offer more, and I think some variations of a proposals here on the Red Wings possible return seemed higher.

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