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04-07-2013, 10:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Bleed Ranger Blue View Post
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.
Wrong side of 30? Someone like Iginla or Sullivan is on the wrong side of 30. Having just turned 32 years old is not being on the wrong side of 30. That's called early 30s. Some players put up their best seasons in their early to mid 30s. The problem with Marian is groin/shoulder problems which made him lose some of his speed and shot. He is still deadly with the puck.

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