he's a guy that gets a pass for not playing defense because he scores so many goals. The same reason I don't like Kovalchuk is the same reason I love the Gaborik signing. Backchecking isn't a term Gaborik is afraid of, I hadn't seen much of Gaborik before this off-season but I've caught a handful of Wild games on NHLN and the guy backchecks just as hard as a lot of good 4th liners do. THAT is a guy I'll build my team around. Not some Russian Primadonna that has no clue how to play defense.
I'm glad you know so much about him that you can call him a "Russian Primadonna"