Benoit Pouliot: not tendered qualifying offer (June 27)
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05-08-2011, 02:33 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
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the risk of giving up on him now exceeds the reward of replacing his ~1m cap hit
He's got good hands, skating, shooting and reach... plus decent vision
He has horrible balance, confidence is fragile, needs to improve his play, focus and discipline in tight / defensive playoff type games.
At the very worst, he's a 15-20 goal scorer who you sit out come PO time.
At 1 million cap hit, I don't see much harm in that.
I would take 7 Pouliot's over 1 Gomez
Did you not see how badly he fits into this team in the playoffs? He stuck out like a sore thumb because he didn't buy into our system, and ended up being benched for the rest of the series because it was obvious he wasn't getting it. I don't care what his cap hit is, he is skilled and all but he does not belong on this team.
And as much as people don't like to hear it, Gomez is part of the core of this team and he played well in the playoffs, as usual. I would take Gomez over Pouliot, he is way more important to our team than Pouliot. It's sad that I actually have to say that nowadays.
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