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07-14-2011, 04:54 AM
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Gaborik excited to team with Richards

Brooks spoke to Marian Gaborik yesterday. His first public comments since the Rangers signed Richards.

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Fact is, Gaborik, who was limited to 62 matches primarily because of an early season separated shoulder and a late-season concussion, opened 21 times with Erik Christensen as his pivot; 21 times with Derek Stepan; 14 times with Artem Anisimov; five times with Vinny Prospal; and once with Chris Drury. Beyond that, Gaborik never started more than seven straight games with the same center, with that dubious milestone achieved with Anisimov from Jan. 16 through Feb. 1.
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"I respect all the players I've been with but I am very excited to get the chance to play with Richie," Gaborik told The Post by phone yesterday. "I've watched him play throughout his career and always admired his game; the way he sees the ice, the way he moves the puck, the way he makes his teammates better.

"If I'm with Richie, it's going to be very exciting. You can never say how much time it might take to develop chemistry, you need to spend time together away from the ice and develop trust in each other, but I'm really looking forward to getting out there with him."
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So no excuses this season 40-50 goals this season.

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I really hope that they gel together, we need our best players playing at their best

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Very excited to see what Gaborik can do after 20 or so games with Richards as his center. I hope we can get a LW to gel quickly as well to give that top line a real chance to build chemistry.

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...now just bring in Iginla on the top line for a reasonable ransom (without sending Staal, Stepan, PACKLINER, Kreider the other way) and we are in it!

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well I hope so.. zzzZZZzzz

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I'm stoked for this season!

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Gab & BR are going to create magic together. The fit is just too good.

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It's extremely difficult not to be all giddy about the combination of Richards/Gabby on that top line. For once we're taking a legitimate #1 playmaking center and putting him with a legitimate #1 goal scoring winger.

For once we're not trying to fit a square peg in a round hole here like trying to force a #2 center (Gomez) or a #3 center (Drury) to magically be 1st line guys and produce 1st line numbers.

If healthy these guys should produce and be amungst some of the best top line combos in the league.

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lol..Gabby wants a bromance

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When Gaborik is healthy and motivated, he's a top five scorer in the NHL.

Richards is a top five playmaking center in the NHL.

Put the two together, and its a recipe for success.

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...now just bring in Iginla on the top line for a reasonable ransom (without sending Staal, Stepan, PACKLINER, Kreider the other way) and we are in it!
Yeah, after all the *****ing about how we just signed a 31 year old center to a decade long contract let's bring in a 34 year old star winger. I'm sure that would go over well. Just curious, what would you propose as a trade to land Jerome?

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Yeah, after all the *****ing about how we just signed a 31 year old center to a decade long contract let's bring in a 34 year old star winger. I'm sure that would go over well. Just curious, what would you propose as a trade to land Jerome?
Not to turn this into an iginla discussion but the guy provides high end leadership, drive, heart and is coming off a season where he scored 43 goals by himself on a crappy team. If Calgary has **** the bed by the deadline he is going to be the most sought after acquisition.

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Not to turn this into an iginla discussion but the guy provides high end leadership, drive, heart and is coming off a season where he scored 43 goals by himself on a crappy team. If Calgary has **** the bed by the deadline he is going to be the most sought after acquisition.
I didn't say he wasn't a great player. Just that A) the guy is getting up there, and B) he's the face of the Flames franchise and would likely cost a small fortune to acquire. Personally I'm not interested in giving up a huge package for a guy who makes our window for success smaller....5 years ago, different story.

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Let these fools be roommates on the road, especially in Europe and Western Canada. Chemistry ins't only on the ice, but it is off the ice. They gotta form a trust and a friendship off the ice for max chemistry on the ice. Torts put them together in the room.

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They should be fun to watch but you hope they don't take half a season to develop chemestry..

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Gaborik knows its time to wake the **** up and post some 40-50 goals this season.

Bring old Gabby's mean streak back!

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i'm hoping that the richards signing gives gaborik the comfort of knowing he can just go back to focusing on his game

i think part of the problem last season was that gaborik took on a little too much in his own head and his whole game suffered

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They should be fun to watch but you hope they don't take half a season to develop chemestry..
Thats what I'm thinking as well. BUt it doesn't seem Gaborik is very concerned about that.

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I'm sorry, when was it ever reported that Gaborik had a concussion? This is the first I'm hearing of it and I can't think of any valid reason why it would not have been reported until Mid-July.
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I'm just afraid they'll not score a goal in the first 2 games and Torts will start the infinite juggling of lines again..

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I'm sorry, when was it ever reported that Gaborik had a concussion? This is the first I'm hearing of it and I can't think of any valid reason why it would not have been reported until Mid-July.
He missed 6 games this year due to a concussion. I think in March, it was reported then.

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I'm sorry, when was it ever reported that Gaborik had a concussion? This is the first I'm hearing of it and I can't think of any valid reason why it would not have been reported until Mid-July.
Remember the game against the Kings? There was a lot of speculation that he suffered a concussion but Gabby played thru it the rest of the year so I guess they never really made it public.

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Hahah my bad, this is ringing a bell now...

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lol..Gabby wants a bromance
He can have whatever he wants if he stays healthy and pots 40-50.

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