2012-2013 Lineup thread (post FA period)
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07-05-2012, 08:33 AM
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So if Gomez is useless in today's NHL, what does that make Bourque???
BTW, it is Gomez' contract that is the problem.
If he were making $2 mill & playing the third line, he wouldn't even close to being the most targeted Hab, by fans & media.
Maybe not, but he DOES have that contract, and he DIDN'T play well enough to usurp 3rd (or even 4th) centre duties from Eller (and Nokes), and in fact the Habs had to move him to the wing just to find some way to shoehorn him in there somewhere and get some labour for their investment - and that didn't work either. At least Bourque is a winger, who is also physically built for the role of gritty winger. Should prove easier to motivate an uninterested/unengaged Bourque than somehow make Gomez good enough to compete in the NHL these days.
I really, really didn't like the Bourque acquisition, but now that he IS here, I'm more inclined to include him in my lineup brainstorms than Gomez.
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