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07-16-2008, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Happy London Ranger View Post
Last time I checked....Nylander had more points fairly consistently than Gomez...
True. But that's not the point (pardon the pun).

Nylander is not the player (as opposed to perimeter skating figure skater) that either Gomez or Drury are. Stat sheet doesn't tell one that. Your own two eyes do.

Gomez and Drury have been major, top six contributing forwards to Cup teams. Nylander, in a much longer career, has been essentially allergic to team success, especially in the post-season. (Fletch, your post about Nylander's apring '07 output is well taken. That said, it is the exception to the rule.)

Chalk it all up to coincidence. I don't.

NYR has an exponentially better opportunity to get into June with Gomez and/or Druy than it ever would have with Nylander.

Sather had the money to retain Nylander. He knew better. Brought in guys with lesser stats, but with much greater proficiency for producing when it matters most...in all aspects of the game.

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Originally Posted by Bluenote13 View Post
What are you talking about, I was arguing FOR Drury & Gomez over Nyls.

Re-read the post. I was endorsing your point of view.


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