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09-19-2011, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by WestIslander View Post
You want to win a cup? You need a better third line with more toughness and scoring, look at all the teams in the past decade that won the cup and look at the depth from line #1 to line #4, Montreal has players on there second line (example: Pacioretty and Gomez) that play on other teams third lines.

Unless last year was a sign of things to come, Gomez is a top 30 (or so) centre in the league. He had a horrible season, the worst of his career, but let's not get carried away and say that he's not a top 6 forward.

If Gomez plays at his usual level, and there is no reason just yet to believe that he won't, he's easily an excellent, though overpaid, second line centre on a good team.

Pacioretty isn't proven, but if he plays like he did last year then he's a very good second line left winger.

The real issue with our forwards is that we don't have a game breaker, but we have 6 or 7 forwards who can play in the top 6 on a good team. Maybe more if some break out, maybe less if some disappoint.

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