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04-15-2013, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Kershaw View Post
Gaborik, like all NHL players, even the consistent PPG guys (like him) can go through rough stretches. But we are making conclusions after a rough 35 game stretch as opposed to the whole body of work Gaborik had the season before.
Whole body of work the season before? This can be looked at in a couple of ways. In the last 3 seasons, he hasn't looked like he did in his first season here. His speed isn't as apparent. His shot has lost velocity. Last year, he found other ways to consistently score goals. The year before that, he looked exactly like he looked for us this year.

I'll tell you this: I watch Rangers games now and I don't miss Gaborik at all. And this is coming from a guy who was one of his biggest fans and was constantly defending him last year. Whether or not he was great for us in seasons past, if he's not missed on the ice, than he wasn't that valuable to us this season.

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