2012-2013 Lineup thread (post FA period)
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07-05-2012, 08:54 AM
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Even though you agree that Gomez' effort is better than that of Bourque's, you would play Rene over Scott??? That is the wrong message to send to any dressing room.
BTW, if it were my choice, neither would ever wear a Habs jersey again.
First of all, it's not like I'm alluding to consistent effort from Gomez, because that didn't happen either. Sure, he had more hustle, but you could bring anyone up from the AHL and surely they'd hustle. All the hustle means nothing, though, if you don't really have any impact on the game (WOW look at him carry the puck up the ice... until he gets to the blueline... and dumps it off to the boards/corner... and peels off for a change... every time). Without offensive production (which Gomez doesn't seem capable of any more), Gomez is absolutely nothing. The same isn't exactly true of Bourque.
But ultimately the choice I'd make is the same as your own. I would, however, try harder to remove one guy (Gomez) from the equation before the other if forced to choose between them.
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