Marian Gaborik faces decision on hip surgery that could end season

Full story: TwinCities.com

Marian Gaborik has a hip deficiency that is causing his groin problems and is contemplating surgery that would all but end his season, and perhaps his tenure with the Minnesota Wild.
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Steve

Holmen, WI

#1 Jan 1, 2009
The sad part about all of this is that the Wild are now stuck holding the bag, virtually assuring them that they will get nothing in return for Gaborik after this season. The excuse-makers will say that the Wild was in a box regarding Gaborik's situation and that it is all Gaborik's fault. No, the real issue is that Wild management did not address this situation last year, when there were clear warning signs that Gaborik had no interest in re-signing with the team. A pro-active GM would have dealt him in the off-season and never would have left it come to this... This team has a very bleak future based on where they stand right now, which has to be very disappointing to a very loyal fan base...... They had one ace in their hand, bluffed and is now in a very bad situation.
hdog

Alma, NE

#2 Jan 1, 2009
Thankfully we're rid of this dog after this season. Another zillion dollar athlete who is constantly hurt and therefore a waste of good salary money.
one has to wonder

Rockwall, TX

#3 Jan 1, 2009
about some of the GM's decisions. Now it looks like we'll lose our best player, get nothing for him, and have a bad season with little help from young talent. One of these is understandable, I guess, but all of them at once?
All the Answers

New Prague, MN

#5 Jan 1, 2009
All this from a game of Hacky Sack.
Jacques Lemaire

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jan 1, 2009
Sissy girl...
are_you_serious

Champlin, MN

#7 Jan 1, 2009
Do you think MaryAnn is regretting not signing that Wild offer for 8 mill.... oops.
Mike

Saint Cloud, MN

#9 Jan 1, 2009
look for a silver lining. Even though we don't get anything for him, we free up his 7 or 8 million dollars to get two decent players, or one good free agent. I know Mikko Koivu's brother is a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens at the end of the season. The big problem with this team is that it has very few offensive players and the NHL is now becoming an offensive league again. Plus, they have a coach who's big on defense, not offense.

Since: Dec 08

Lakeville Area

#10 Jan 1, 2009
Who needs Gabby when we have Owen Nolan providing the offense for the WILD.
slap shot

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Jan 1, 2009
are_you_serious wrote:
Do you think MaryAnn is regretting not signing that Wild offer for 8 mill.... oops.
OOOOOOOOOoooooooyeah.
DizzyOne

Norcross, GA

#12 Jan 1, 2009
The article mentioned "ending his season", When did it start?
The sissy hasn't played a season in years.
eastside

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jan 1, 2009
All those that refer to the 'sissy' or 'Maryann', do you think he really wanted to get hurt? It's too bad his time here ends likes this, if it has. He is the BEST player ever to wear a Wild jersey, bar none. His talent will be missed.
DizzyOne

Norcross, GA

#14 Jan 1, 2009
eastside wrote:
All those that refer to the 'sissy' or 'Maryann', do you think he really wanted to get hurt? It's too bad his time here ends likes this, if it has. He is the BEST player ever to wear a Wild jersey, bar none. His talent will be missed.
This guy has had a "pulled groin" for the past 2 years. Only guy on the team with the problem. Out of playing shape? When you get paid millions to play a kids game, you need to stay in top shape, and if he's in shape and not playing, he deserves to be called a sissy. If he indeed has an injury that needs surgery, he must have slipped on the ice in his driveway because he hasn't been on any other ice very much.
Joe

River Falls, WI

#15 Jan 1, 2009
Good riddance.
Jacques Lemaire

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Jan 1, 2009
eastside wrote:
All those that refer to the 'sissy' or 'Maryann', do you think he really wanted to get hurt? It's too bad his time here ends likes this, if it has. He is the BEST player ever to wear a Wild jersey, bar none. His talent will be missed.
He is a frail little Girl who even gets hurt warming up with a hackey sack. And what has this little Girl ever done in the playoffs? That's when the superstars, the real men lead their teams but the Maryann's just kind of show up and skate and hope not to get hurt. Overpaid P-u-$-s-ie...
hdog

Alma, NE

#17 Jan 1, 2009
DizzyOne wrote:
<quoted text>This guy has had a "pulled groin" for the past 2 years. Only guy on the team with the problem. Out of playing shape? When you get paid millions to play a kids game, you need to stay in top shape, and if he's in shape and not playing, he deserves to be called a sissy. If he indeed has an injury that needs surgery, he must have slipped on the ice in his driveway because he hasn't been on any other ice very much.
Yeah, for crying out loud take up tennis.
JoeyJoeJoe

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Jan 1, 2009
Marian Groin-pull doesn't realize that no one wants a player who can only play 60% of the season. The Wild were crazy to offer him 8million in the first place.

I don't care if he is traded or not, either way he is gone and we get some cap room.
habguy33

Westbank, Canada

#19 Jan 1, 2009
for the love of god montreal please oh please dont even think about signing this gal
opTOMism

Cape Coral, FL

#21 Jan 2, 2009
Best possible choice at this time is to get the surgery done immediately and then hope he can contribute later on this season, boosting his future trade value. Too bad for Wild, they should have traded him after last season. Now it's time to look for a GOOD replacement for Doug.
MNWildFan88

Saint Paul, MN

#22 Jan 2, 2009
It's time for the complainers to look at the real problem - the GM. Secondary to that is the coach, the biggest reason #10 doesn't want to return.

I'd love to see all of you "he's a sissy baby!!!" people to try to play hockey with a bad hip. You'd be crying in about 15 minutes.

Since: Oct 08

Andover, MN

#23 Jan 2, 2009
Mike wrote:
look for a silver lining. Even though we don't get anything for him, we free up his 7 or 8 million dollars to get two decent players, or one good free agent. I know Mikko Koivu's brother is a free agent with the Montreal Canadiens at the end of the season. The big problem with this team is that it has very few offensive players and the NHL is now becoming an offensive league again. Plus, they have a coach who's big on defense, not offense.
I think season ending surgery would allow the Wild to apply for cap relief for the prorated amount of his salary thus freeing up money for the current season too. Not positive though...

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