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06-30-2011, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingKostitsyn View Post
So true.

Gainey took a gamble. If Gomez ended up producing 60-70 points every year this trade would have been good for us. Sadly it didn't turn out that way.

Some people say Gainey&Gauthier are ''spineless'' or ''sleeping at the wheel''. The Gomez move was the opposite. Risky moves are... well risky, and when they don't work out well they look very bad (or make the GM look very good. Kovalev trade is a good example. Balej was one of our top prospects and Kovalev was a struggling overpaid Rangers player. does that remind anyone of someone?).
Please, just stop trying to defend Gainey for the Gomez trade. Nobody in their right mind would have acquired Gomez for those kind of dollars, don't try and sugar-coat that move in any sort of way.

Even if Gomez had brought 60 points to his seasonal play, you can't tie up that kind of money on those type of numbers, its unreasonable and irresponsible of a GM to take that contract on.

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