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There is a reason why Gaborik has scored a similar number of goals to Nash since the lockout in about 100 less games.

Still, even if Nash doesn't become a 40 goal scorer for us he does increase the danger level of the line he is on.

Still, when people talk about picking Nash over Gaborik when the time comes to cut salary, I have to laugh.
Agreed. While stats aren't the be all and end all, when you have a player like Gaborik who just flat out PRODUCES, I can't understand the level of angst against him.

Gaborik has been on the few successful FA signings for this Ranger's organization for the past decade.

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This is my short take on Nash based on our limited viewings of him.

He is a great offensive talent, he is a much better passer than I anticipated and he is VERY good at CREATING chances.

However, he isn't the greatest FINISHER. (Obviously he won't continue his horrid shooting percentage, but this is just I how I feel based on the 10 games I've seen him play so far).

Gaborik, in terms of CREATING chances, is almost the opposite of Nash but he is just such a great FINISHER.

I prefer having both of them on the team.

I still can't fathom how our PP is so bad. So much god damn talent, no results.

Edit: For people who watch and play soccer. I think of Gaborik as a pure goal poacher, while Rick Nash is more that all around forward that can create and finish (although not the same frequency that that pure goal poacher can).
Yeah, Nash's finishing has been poor so far but he's done a good job creating chances for teammates because he's so good with the puck and so hard to knock off the puck.

It will be interesting to see what he can do once he gets on a bit of a goal scoring roll and gets some more confidence in front of the goalie. As you said, it's clear he is snake bit and his shooting percentage will improve.

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Edit: For people who watch and play soccer. I think of Gaborik as a pure goal poacher, while Rick Nash is more that all around forward that can create and finish (although not the same frequency that that pure goal poacher can).
Kinda off topic. I might be crazy, but gaborik always reminded me of dimitar berbatov. Similar mannerisms, almost looks like they aren't trying. Great goal scorers. Obviously gabby has great straight line speed, and that isn't one of berbatov's strengths. But even their facial expressions are sometimes similar.

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Kinda off topic. I might be crazy, but gaborik always reminded me of dimitar berbatov. Similar mannerisms, almost looks like they aren't trying. Great goal scorers. Obviously gabby has great straight line speed, and that isn't one of berbatov's strengths. But even their facial expressions are sometimes similar.
As a Man Utd fan, I lol'ed. Berbatov always really struggled to score consistently besides that one season with us. By then, Sir Alex already made up his mind on Berbs.

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Kinda off topic. I might be crazy, but gaborik always reminded me of dimitar berbatov. Similar mannerisms, almost looks like they aren't trying. Great goal scorers. Obviously gabby has great straight line speed, and that isn't one of berbatov's strengths. But even their facial expressions are sometimes similar.
Off topic, sorry about this guys.

I just read up on Berbatov, and when I read this on wikipedia I INSTANTLY thought of Gaborik.

"Whereas Rooney is known for exerting himself vigorously for the entirety of a match, Berbatov employs a more laid-back and composed style, and because of this is sometimes criticised by observers who interpret this as laziness."

So true.

Edit: I think that's a good modern comparison Fitzy.

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Kinda off topic. I might be crazy, but gaborik always reminded me of dimitar berbatov. Similar mannerisms, almost looks like they aren't trying. Great goal scorers. Obviously gabby has great straight line speed, and that isn't one of berbatov's strengths. But even their facial expressions are sometimes similar.
Berbatov is slow. Gaborik isn't unlike Chicharito, with Nash more of a Ibrahimovic.

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So, is Girardi playing?

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So, is Girardi playing?
yes he is in

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Good. We need Girardi back. Let's go Rangers!

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My boy Girardi is back

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Kinda off topic. I might be crazy, but gaborik always reminded me of dimitar berbatov. Similar mannerisms, almost looks like they aren't trying. Great goal scorers. Obviously gabby has great straight line speed, and that isn't one of berbatov's strengths. But even their facial expressions are sometimes similar.
Berbatov always reminded me of Yashin

In regards to playing style and personality though Berbatov seemsore likable.

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So, any Boyle tonight?
Scratched for second game in a row.

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What time does the streamo stream normally go live?

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Biron is confirmed starter? Not so sure I like it.

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biron is playing? i think you escaped with Fire last time. dont try it twice torts

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Biron is confirmed starter? Not so sure I like it.
not from what I have read. Everything I have read is Henk is the starter tonight!

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half hour before-ish. usually pregame

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Left work early pretending I was sick so i could watch the game, how good am i?

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half hour before-ish. usually pregame
Silly me. I thought today was a 7:00 game. Thanks!

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Left work early pretending I was sick so i could watch the game, how good am i?
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Not sure if I should stay awake for this one... Have to get up 4 hours after the game ends... Tough decisions...

I guess I'll buy some Red Bull on my way to work


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