If you look closely, that is a googlemap from Minnesota to Vancouver. Or in other words, the distance that Marion Gaborik has to travel to see Pav Demitra.
Marion Gaborik has played an astounding six games this season. On January 5th, Gaborik underwent left hip surgery to fix his ailing groin problems.
"Underwent left hip surgery Jan. 5. The surgery addressed a deficiency in his hip that has caused chronic left groin pain."
With all the secrecy in the NHL about injuries, it can be concluded that Gaborik did undergo hip surgery, but the chronic groin pain is a result from the the rough sex he has with former teammate Pavol Demitra.
It is apparent that the relationship between the two NHL players is finally being tested. The long distance relationship is taking a toll on them, both emotionally and physically.
An insider to the BOWC has said, "They both seem very strained lately. When they were playing together, they were roommates and would spend all their time together outside of the rink. Now they only see each other six times a year."
Although both players have admitted that it has been hard living so far apart, another insider stated "Marion and Pavol are doing great. When the Canucks and Wild play, they will make sure to have dinner together before the game and spend the night together. They were together during Christmas and the All-Star Break too. Pavol's family absolutely adores Marion, they think they are fantastic. They are planning on going on a cruise to the Mediterranean this off season"
With Gaborik's stock so low, there is a chance that Vancouver may afford him when he becomes a free agent. A close friend of Demitra has told the BOWC that Pavol has been pushing Vancouver GM Mike Gillis to look into acquiring Gaborik this offseason if they are not able to sign the Canucks. Says the friend, "I really hope that they are closer together. If Gaborik moves out East, I think they might have to call it off, and that would be horrible"
Until the offseason ...