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04-05-2013, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Mikos87 View Post
Also lets not forget Gaborik played for years under the progenitor of trap happy hockey in one Jaques Lemaire, and he was very successful there. As was he under Tortorella scoring 40 goals. The system isn't at fault. It was the willingness. The system needs every component (player) to buy in for it to work, and we've seen it work.
This proves to me at least, that Gaborikís problems were solely Gaborik this season. Iíve no doubt that Tortorella complicated the issue but heís known to ride his star players, as well he should.
Gaborik scoring a tap in goal yesterday doesnít make up for the fact that he helped dig his former team into a hole by going 20+ games without scoring.

Prospal hasnít said anything we didnít already know about Tortorella. I believe Tortorella can be successful here with the right personnel under him such as the players acquired recently. Weíre a lot better off staying away from your one dimensional scorers such as: Gaborik, Havlat, Hemskeys...

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