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08-20-2011, 03:20 PM
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Not really. The Gomez deal was made by a team who knew they had a center weakness to fill and didnt want to give up the bank in assets to address that need. Gomez' salary isn't an issue for the habs so what ist he big deal really?
We had more than a center problem. Our core was collapsing, nobody would lead our coming group of prospects.
Gomez gave us Gionta. Gionta gave us Cam and Gill. With these 4, we had a reliable core who could show our youngsters what it is to be a professional who behaves like a pro, not like a diva.
And the point is, it worked so far. I don't see any of our current prospects not acting professional, not giving it all they got.
Gomez might be a load, but he's a stepping stone that allowed us to build a brighter future. He's costly, but he's not crippling the way Kovalchuk is to the Devils.
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