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09-11-2011, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by macavoy View Post
Koivu might be the better player but I take Gomez over Koivu. What Gomez adds to this team chemistry and leadership wise is what we needed over Koivu. There is no doubt that Koivu is the better player at this point, that he tried harder but what he lacked in off ice leadership hurt the team. Gomez was central to building a winning attitude in the locker room. Along with Gill, he was crucial in developing the right attitude and work ethic among our young players such as PK, Price and Patches and DD.
Koivu is respected league wide for his strength/leadership and could have gotten a spot on almost any team he wanted when he was a FA, gomez is a leaguewide punchline to a joke that stopped being funny a long time ago.

No one other than blatant homers take gomez over Koivu. Koivu wouldn't have been laughing on the bench while his buddies got their faces smashed.

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