: Line Combos:
Moen with Gomez-Gionta, Pouliot on 4th
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10-20-2010, 10:52 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
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Because a established top-6 winger cost cap space, and he didn't have any. So Gauthier went for option B: he counts on a handful of potential candidates (Pouliot, Eller, Paccioretty, others) to emerge and take the spot. Unfortunately it's a pumpy road and could take some time, and right now we're far from fixed, but we should be a little patient.
yup... legacy that Gainey left him with, a cap limit team with painfully large holes to fill.
After game 10 or so, if Martin hasn't been willing to re-insert Pouliot on to that line and let them play it out, I hope Gauthier offers O.Nolan a league minimum contract...
guy scored 16 last year, and 25 (in only 59 games) the year before... neither season was he playing with a playmaker as good as Gomez.
I know he's old and slowish, but unlike Guerin, he can still keep up. Might be the perfect 1 season stop-gap until some cap space opens up in the offseason allowing Gauthier more flexibility to add a top-6 winger.
much rather see Nolan lining up to Gomez/Gionta then moen/pyatt or whomever else will get a ride on the merry-go-round.
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