Marian Gaborik’s Problem in Minnesota: Injuries or Lemaire?

December 10th, 2009 by Blake Benzel Leave a reply »

Marian Gaborik has moved on, and in a big way.  But there is one constant that will remain with Wild fans for the remainder of what will likely be an illustrious career—what could have been.


Gaborik was always a prodigious talent, but along with that talent came a grand enigma.  For whatever reason, he could never quite shake the injury bug that nagged at him over his last four seasons with the Minnesota Wild.  Playing in just 63 percent of his team’s games over the last four seasons in St. Paul, Gaborik missed 121 games due to injury.


Of those seasons, however, Gaborik enjoyed some of his best production in the NHL.  He was just never healthy enough to capitalize on them.


But the question that will likely never be answered is whether or not Gaborik ...

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