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Despite Gaborik's talent, the 'what-ifs' still follow

Originally Published: November 14, 2007
By Terry Frei | Special to ESPN.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- It can be both: (a) the catchall and misleading explanation for anything that doesn't require a cast; and, (b) the genuine and troublesome injury that comes, goes and reappears.

For the Minnesota Wild's Marian Gaborik, his groin muscle problems have been very real, and also very much a figurative pain in the posterior.

Just when you think the 25-year-old Slovak is about to break through to that next level -- indisputable superstardom, with numbers that are all the ...

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