Surly was awesome today. I had a trial, was not hip to all the happs and he filled me in on all the details of the crazy shit that happened today, not just with the Kings but around the league.
I still cannot wrap my head around the Rangers and Lightning trade. I mean…is Sather the dumbest son of a bitch since Snow? Straight up for St. Louis, okay, I guess but you give up draft picks too? You couldn’t get ANYONE to give you a decent prospect and a 1st? You got a THIRTY EIGHT year old forward?
Okay, fuck Sather. Yzerman schooled him.
Let’s talk about Marian Gaborik.
Surly covered all of my initial thoughts. Now that I have chewed on this for a few hours, here is what I am pondering.
- Marian Gaborik is not a two-way forward.
- Marian Gaborik will not go hard into the corners.
- Marian Gaborik will not stand in front of the net and take punishment.
- Marian Gaborik will not do a lot of the “little” things.
- Marian Gaborik is fucking fast.
- Marian Gaborik finds seams and gets open.
- Marian Gaborik has a hell of a shot and can pick corners from just about everywhere.
- Marian Gaborik scored 40 goals under that dipshit John Tortorella.
Marian Gaborik is Jeff Carter without the defensive part of the game and the great looks.
Assuming Sutter uses him properly, he can make the powerplay downright scary and round out our top six.
Think about this for a moment. Our top EIGHT is Kopitar, Carter, Richards, Williams, Brown, Stoll, Toffoli and Gaborik. Fucking wow. Can 8 talented offensive players go into a slump at the same time, especially when 7 of them have been in a slump and are finally getting out of it? What you have here is an LA Kings team that is coming out of its offensive funk just in time to add a pure goal scorer…sounds nice right?
Only if Darryl Sutter doesn’t screw this up.
Yeah, I said it. I love Sutter but he is capable of doing the dumb thing here and trying to turn Marian into something he isn’t. The guy is already made of wet particle board, you make him hit people, take punishment and play a gritty game, we may lose him to injury during warmups. I hope Sutter realizes that is not Gaborik’s game and he is not here to be Jeff Carter…well, Jeff Carter light with lime maybe, but not the Extra Stout. And there is nothing wrong with that.
Are we really going to be upset if Gaborik is scoring at a fuck yeah pace because he doesn’t back check?
Yes we are.
But are we going to be happy so long as the others do their job and Gaborik scores lots of goals?
No…no, we will probably be critical of the fuck.
So, he will never really win with us because we are tough motor scooters to please BUT do we want to win a Stanley Cup again?
Yes, yes, we definitely want that.
Will Sutter evolve? Or will Gaborik be “week to week” with a “______ (name any of eight broken bones, strains or sprains here)
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