Re-signing Matthew Lombardi
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12-31-2012, 02:11 PM
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Lombardi has no place on this team. He's another Jason Blake, minus the good season. Skate fast, work hard, accomplish nothing.
Connolly likewise is a supermassive black hole of money for this team, if last season is an indication of what we'll get from him. Between Lombardi, Connolly, and Komisarek we have just shy of $13 million being flushed down the toilet. That's a lot of money that could have been thrown at things this team desperately needs (ie a high end center, and a goalie).
You would only consider re-signing Lombardi if he takes a huge pay cut and shows up for training camp looking unstoppable....for a third liner.
There seems to be a misconception that you need to be big and strong and physical to be on a shutdown line. That might be ideal for the wingers, but not for the center. The center mostly has to be tenacious and, above all, an excellent skater. Lombardi is at least one of those things.
This is probably the best way to describe Lombardi, and very similar to what I said earlier in the thread.
Lombardi has to impress at training camp, and likely won't be signed to anything more that $1.5M
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