I've seen it a lot of places where people think Gaborik has become newly complacent, so much so that he's become ineffective, and that is the reason he isn't producing points. What are your opinions on that? Does our star player have any heart? It would make for an interesting debate, simply because there are people out there who think he doesn't.
I think he's a little young yet to be tagged with a 'no heart' or 'complacent' or 'lazy' label. In my opinion, he's just in a nasty slump. There are times when he's obviously working very hard. There are other times when it only looks like he isn't, and there are probably times when he just plain isn't working hard. I think his frustration probably affects his effort at times. It's pretty natural. Also, I think he's tired at times, too. I think he makes his shifts a little too long sometimes, and also that he doesn't always pick the best time to really push himself. Charging in alone and trying to skate through or around 2 or 3 guys takes a lot of effort for pretty slim chances of getting results.