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04-07-2013, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by First Man In View Post
Gaborik is deadlier, has more speed, and a better shot. Nash has the size, and dekes. Gaborik has the numbers.

I think people put too much stock in 40 games right after a lockout. Will Nash ever score 40 in a Rangers jersey? How about 86 points? I don't see Nash ever getting 40 assists in his career as a Ranger. Last year Gaborik had 76 points and 42 goals. 3 points shy of Rick's career high in points. Lets see what kind of numbers Nash puts up here. For now, it's Gaborik by a slight margin for me.
Gaborik is a very limited player that put up high goal numbers primarily using deadly speed and a upper-echelon shot.

He also has a history of leg/groin problems, is on the wrong side of 30, and had off-season shoulder surgery that certainly seems to have limited said shot. He is on the downside. This debate would be a lot closer is it was these 2 in their primes. But thats not how you framed it.

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