Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 11/14/13 at 08:32 AM ET
from Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Dispatch,
The supersonic speed that once defined Gaborik’s game is missing. The snap wrist shot that once wowed crowds is now rarely unleashed. Outside of the power play, the scoring chances have all but disappeared.
Where did they go?
“That’s what we’re trying to find out,” coach Todd Richards said. “I think he’s trying to find that out about himself, too.He’s one guy we have to get more game out of, and I’m not just talking offensively. There’s more to him and his game, and we need to find it.”
Gaborik has gone seven games without a goal as the Blue Jackets prepare to play tonight at the Boston Bruins. His slump coincides with the Blue Jackets’ 1-5-1 plunge into a last-place tie with the Philadelphia Flyers in the Metropolitan Division.
“It’s not the easiest thing,” Gaborik said. “I’m trying to stay with it, trying to do some other things out there. I have to try to get more; keep plugging away. We’ve been moving forward the last couple of games. I feel better out there, too, so maybe it’s coming for me, too.”
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