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12-30-2010, 06:49 PM
Join Date: May 2007
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Ugh at the thread topic.
I'd take Lecavalier over Gomez though. And no, not because he's French cause I'm not French so I could care less. Lecavalier is just a better player, in my opinion. He only costs a couple thousand more, and even though his contract is longer, there is no guarantee he sticks out till he's 39-40.
It's not just about his contract simply being longer. Gomez will be out of here (or perhaps stay with a huge, huge paycut and smaller role) in 3 years at the longest. Vinny has another 10 (Yes, TEN!) years on his contract.
Sure, he might retire before, but it won't happen within three years. He's also on the decline and has trouble keeping a pt/gp pace. In a few years from now, his production might drop down to what Gomez is actually now doing.
I guess we'll see how he ends up playing now that he's apparently completely healed, but I have no interest in Vinny.
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