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05-16-2008, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by hlundqvist30 View Post
Gomez is essentially our PP QB. Gomez can set him up for the shot.
Gomez isn't terribly wonderful as a puck possession playmaker. He's better off the rush and dealing the puck off while moving and utilizing his speed.

A good powerplay QB is less about playmaking. It's more about making quick decisions with the puck but still having an above average shot (which the other team respects, thus giving him more lanes). Prior to his shoulder injury (where he could no longer shoot), Straka wasn't terrible since he could do the above and also use his speed to recover the puck if it had to be dumped in.

McCabe isn't worthy of being the goat in Toronto, but Bryan isn't worth the cap premium if it will still be a Jagr powerplay scheme/strategy next year.

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