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04-19-2013, 01:36 PM
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Fleming Island, Fl
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That's fine, my point was never about Gaborik and how important his points are. People were saying DB has outscore Gaborik by alot, thats not really the full story. I think that's a BS argument to begin with, players who take the brunt of the other teams force are not comparable to 2nd and 3rd line tweeners.
Gaborik is looking like the 2012-13 NYR Gaborik. 1 pt in his last 4 games.
And, while we're on the subject, let's be honest and say that Brassard's position is quite a bit more demanding in every facet than Gaborik's is.
Brassard is a 2nd line guy that's still got upside. He's young, he's talented, and certainly didn't have a lot of talent surrounding him with his former team.
And, I don't think your argument that Gaborik not producing against other team's best lines (which was the case here this year) really helps your case all that much. If he really is a 7.5/year player then he's SUPPOSED to produce against those top players. And, he didn't. Not the way he was supposed to. Not this year. Not on the PP.
I hope he finds his game in Columbus. I hope Brassard continues to step it up here in NY.
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