Thread: Salary Cap: Gomez options
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12-01-2010, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by mrCoffea View Post
Uhhh no. The last years of Koivu and Kovalev the Canadiens were the purest dump and chase team in the NHL, that's ALL they did. Why do you think they had so much trouble scoring 5on5 and played better on a powerplay.

Gomez isn't "resting all season long", to say that he doesn't contribute to this team's success is pure lunacy. You simpletons are blinded by his contract when it's clear as day that no one would have a problem with him if he was earning slightly less money. At most, Gomez is 2-3 Million dollars overpaid, there is no way that a player of his caliber is earning less than ~5 million a year. More importantly, his teammates back him up. The whole team supports Gomez, and two of our star players signed here because of him. If he was a cancer in the dressing room I'd agree with everyone, but he isn't. Yeah, he should be playing better, but the situation is far from tragic and he's been a key player in many of our tough wins.

And if despite all that he performs well in the playoffs when it REALLY matters, I can live with him

You guys are ridiculous, it's like Chelsea fans mad at Ancelotti and asking him to be fired despite the team being at the top of the premiere league and doing well in the Champions League.....
Wrong and wrong. He didn't fix any 5vs5 problems, we sucked again last year at even strength. He isn't worth 5million either, he would still be well over paid and he had no role in Cammy or Gio coming here. They signed here for more money, end of the story.

Saku Koivu is better in every single aspect of this game at 36 years old. Gomez disappeared in the playoffs, did you watch them? The only time you saw him was when he was taking a dumb penalty and for about 5-10mins in game 5 against Philly, other than that he was invisible. Much like he's been since coming here.

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