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01-16-2013, 07:04 AM
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Gabe84
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Gomez can still play in the NHL. He's not a liability out there.

Offensively though, it's sketchy. He can carry the puck at high speed, gain the zone, but usually, once he reaches the blue line, he'll put the breaks on, go for a low percentage pass across the zone and turn the puck over. What he needs to do is be more patient or carry the puck deeper into the zone/dump it instead of trying to make bad passes.

He still has good vision and has made some really good plays with Gionta last season. His biggest flaw--and that can't be emphasized enough--is his shot. I know it's been said often, but it's just terrible. I've seen him wind up some decent slappers, but his wrist shot is just awful. If he plays with intensity and with a chip on his shoulder, he'll crash the net and bang in some rebounds. He can definitely score some garbage goals. He just needs to play with the right people.

Defensively, he's a bit loss. Someone mentioned that he can play on the PK... Meh. You don't want him as your top choice. He's a decent PK'er, but at even strength, he's not exactly great in his own zone.

Someone should take a shot at Gomez this season if he's let go by the Canadiens. Especially a team that wouldn't have high offensive expectations out of him or that, at least, has a very strong first line that other teams will focus on so that Gomez can get some easy match-ups.

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