I saw something was different in warmups before the game. It looked like he had an extra jump in the wrist shot. He was firing absolute missiles at Hank during it. I hate to be one of those guys that comes back afterwards and says "I could tell from the beginning that he was gonna have a good game" but it definitely looked like he was ready to play.
He would need 9 goals in 10 games to hit 30. You really think he can do that?
"Can"? "Can" for sure. "Can" easily. I don't know that he will given how his season has gone. But the last couple games I do have to agree that he "looks" like Gaborik. He has given Joe Micheletti a reason to once again gush about "the release".
This is a guy thats had shoulder surgery, a leg injury and a concussion all in the same year and STILL has 21 goals and 44 points on the season. The guy is legit. We need a bonafide #1 center for him though.
It's not just about his shot--it's getting the opportunities and last night apart from the goal he didn't have a lot of chances. That was his only shot on goal. That he's got some goals lately is encouraging. The Gaborik of last year seemed to be getting on average 4-5 shots a game. He's way off that. If he could get to 27/28 I'd be happy with that.
Man imagine if Gabby never got hurt and scored his 50. We would be a top 4 team in the east. But hey if he can get going, we can deff play like one and upset teams in the playoffs. Because that's all we really need, we have a great balance of scoring with Duby, Cally, Artie, Stepan and Boyle, if Gabby can start going with our defense and goaltending, it'll hard for us to lose games.