Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gaborik Buys House In Vancouver - Sign?

If this is true, then it certainly looks like Gaborik is going to be a Canuck in a few weeks.

According to a newspaper report of out of Vancouver:

Marian Gaborik has bought a house in the Vancouver area, The Province has learned.
What this means come July 1, when he is set to become an unrestricted free agent, is speculation at this point but it's a safe bet the Slovak likes the city and could be angling for a contract here.
So far, it's not unlike last year when Gaborik's former Minnesota Wild linemate Pavol Demitra was seen visiting Vancouver weeks before he became a free agent. Demitra eventually signed a two-year, $8 million deal with the Canucks.

Demitra and Gaborik are close friends.
The Wild have apparently been desperately trying to keep Gaborik. Minny has replaced the coach and GM with people vowing to play the run-and-gun game Gaborik has long craved to play but never could under Jacques Lemaire.
There are plenty of questions about Gaborik. He has had a history of injuries and only played 17 games last year. In those 17 games, he scored 13 goals and put up 10 assists for 23 points.

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