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07-01-2009, 11:11 AM
Can't Beat Him
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Washington, DC
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He put up 70 points in his first year with the Rangers, despite not clicking terribly well with anyone for an extended period of time. I think he can easily hit 70-80 again.
Like I said before, his value to the Rangers just diminished a lot because they couldn't get the right wingers for him. Having another 5 years on his contract doesn't help either.
Maybe if they could have gotten the correct wingers for him, then this all works out better for the Rangers in the first place. But it's pretty obvious that Gomez can't just play with any wingers...
And we never could figure out who that winger would be. He had Jagr, Shanahan, Straka, Drury, Naslund, Antropov... I don't remember which of those guys he clicked with, bt it never seemed like it was for any prolonged period of time.
FWIW, I like Gomez. He's a very good player, as I;ve said before. I just don't think he's elite.
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