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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.

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

Ward Mallon, Ottawa, Ont.

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