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06-25-2011, 09:35 PM
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Originally Posted by habsrule22 View Post
Would you give Brad Richards ( a 8 to 8.5m for 5 or 6 yrs) and then spend the rest of summer to move Gomez or move Gomez and then look for a replacement?
I'm not sure I'd want to handicap the team like that. As much as I think gomez' 7.2 is atrocious, 8.5 is pretty bad too, even when given to a significantly better player. That's ovechkin/crosby/kovalchuk/stamkos territory there, and richards is not in that league. I'd say dump gomez, and see if you can get Richards, if you can't, you try to get a great guy like Laich to fill the hole til Eller or Desharnais are ready. That way you still get a great player and give your young guys room to improve. barring that, you go after a temporary stop gap like Belanger or whoever.

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