Gaborik owes Wild a discount

Marian Gaborik doesn’t need to give the Minnesota Wild a hometown discount. He needs to give them a games played discount.

Gaborik has averaged about 60-65 games a season over the past four years. Whatever price his agent asks for, GMs should immediately counter with 25 percent less.

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And as he gets older, this will only get worse.

Ward Mallon, Ottawa, Ont.