He has 1 more point than Nash. Nash is +4 while Gaborik is +2. Nash has killed penalties and done pretty well doing it. Nash also has more shots on net.
The only thing gaborik is doing better is he has a better shooting percentage. Everything else Nash is clearly outplaying him.
Originally Posted by nevesis
I love the way Nash always looks directly into the camera during interviews. This guy is intense and awesome.
While I do think it's only a matter of time before Nash starts potting a few more, I have to say that it's absolutely hilarious that the people who clamored for Nash and **** on Dubinsky have started using the same arguments to support Nash's low goal total that the pro-Dubinsky folks used last year (he PK's! he has assists! he's got a good +/-!) and some that we didn't see (he gives really intense looking interviews! ).
IIRC, wasn't the constant refrain from last year that "none of that mattered because he gets 4+ million to score goals and he ain't doing it"?
Again--it's an early season slump in a strange, lockout shortened year. I'm certain Nash will turn it around. I just think the hypocrisy is delightful.
As for the game, I think the Boyle benching will have a positive impact on the Boyle crew--MDZ and Stepan with big games, and Gaborik with a multi-goal game.
benching boyles not the worst thing in the world, although i dont think hes been that bad, hes been rocketing shots off goalies pads all season but hes a guy who is well liked around the locker room and the team can win without him, message has been sent to him and to rest of the team second and first liners are next.
looking for a big game out of gaborik, hes always played well against the islanders, LGR