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01-04-2004, 06:25 AM
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What is wrong with Marian Gaborik?

I just was looking at the stats of some players, and Gaborik has 10 pts this season...wow.

What has been the problem with him this year?

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01-04-2004, 06:35 AM
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The old missing trainig camp has so much to do with it. But I suspect he is just having an off year. He may turn it around big time here in the new year.

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01-04-2004, 06:46 AM
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Yep. As usual (I'd say about 90% of the time), a player missing camp because of a contract dispute has an off year.

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He's not as good as everyone thought he was.

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He's not as good as everyone thought he was.
That depends on who is "everyone". Some people thought he was the second coming; some people thought he was a great young talent. He is still young, and he is still a great talent. But as the other posters pointed out, he is:

a) suffering the consequences of missing the training camp
b) having a bad year

Kind of tough to determine whether he is "as good" as everyone thought though, wouldn't you say?

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He needs to add a few tricks to his not soo deep bag.

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Anyone have stats on players that held out long enough to miss camp and a few games of the season and jumped right back into the game and played well? Seems like it _always_ leads to a poor performance.

I think he's started, just recently, to look better. He's still not playing the way he did last year though, even when he wasn't scoring.

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Havlat is having a decent year. On pace for 54 points in 72 games. Previous season he had 59 pts in 67 games.

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Anyone have stats on players that held out long enough to miss camp and a few games of the season and jumped right back into the game and played well? Seems like it _always_ leads to a poor performance.

I think he's started, just recently, to look better. He's still not playing the way he did last year though, even when he wasn't scoring.
how about Lemieux in 2000/2001 when he amassed 76 points in 43 games ?
i know it's different because he didn't hold out and of course whe're talking super-mario here but still...

i believe the so-called superstars have greater problems in gaining their pace when they missed training camp. they get the most responsibilities on the team and also have high expectations by the fans and their teammates to fulfill whereas some lesser-known players will receive less ice-time and special-team duty and therefore are not so important for the franchise (besides: Gaborik IS the Minnesota Wild)

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Comrie just came back and has been on fire with Philly. Him Williams and Gagne have clicked.

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Three words: Lemaire destroys talent

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Three words: Lemaire destroys talent
Bullsh*t.


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Serious BS, even. What a ridiculous statement.

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I think it all depends if the team is expecting a lot from the player.
Example A : Brad Stuart and Evgueni Nabokov hold out. They come back and have a horrible season. Both.
Example B : Comrie and Havlat aren't asked to lead their respective team in scoring : they play OK.

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Yeah, we know. Guys like Brodeur, Stevens, Holik, Niedermayer, Rolston, Guerin, etc. all suck now because of Lemaire.

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I think a large amount of it has to do with the holdout but on top of that I don't think he's found the right chemistry with whoever he's playing with yet.

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Comrie just came back and has been on fire with Philly. Him Williams and Gagne have clicked.
damn that is one talented and young line.

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Gaborik wants to get traded to Colorado for crying out loud.
you've gotta quit trolling

every one of your posts consists of "well he just wants to play in Colorado" or "Talk to me when your team is winning" or "Avs Rule :p "

add something to a thread, instead of padding your post count with mindless avs dribble

back on topic.. the last wings\minny game. You could see Gaborik was like "on the edge" of breaking out. He had SOOO many chances in that game that just fell apart. I see him being slow for a bit, but he will pick up. And I bet he has a Helluva 2nd half. But, like Anaheim, i think last season was an anomaly. And I dont expect Minny to make the play-offs. Too many early season Loses in comparison to other teams winning. That may hurt Gaborik's "stats" but it obviously wont hurt him as a future star.

I really wanted Detroit to fork over the first rounders for an offer sheet. Hes one of the players i wouldnt lose sleep over losing 4 first rounders.

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Daigle is hogging all the offense!!!

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Daigle is hogging all the offense!!!
Was, for about a month.

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oh well maybe I find an explaination on why the leafs are hated that much.... Are their fans all that dumb? If yes, I found out why they're on everyone's blacklist.

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It seems as if missing training camps hurts some players more than others.

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Don Cherry put a vex on him....It's true. I Googled it.

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He's playing it smart, he wants out of Minny especially after the dispute.

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I think that missing training camp hurt Gaborik.

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