Thread: Proposal: Sign Scott Gomez this week?
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01-16-2013, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by bauer View Post
if Gomez can't put up points anyone, which he obviously can't, why not use that roster spot for one of the younger players in the system? that would also cost the team less. giving Gomez over 1M/year (and i'm not convinced he gets that low a contract if he signs with someone) just to play 5 minutes/game on the 4th line is just a waste. he'd be nothing but a distraction on the team.
A ~$1M player as the 4th line center. Where's the distraction, here? It would be a far less distraction than being cruficied for a contract with a team that didn't even sign him. He also wasn't given good teammates to play with last year, although if he's penciled in for 4th line center, that wouldn't change much.

Also, he'll play more than 5 minutes. 5 minutes is what Rinaldo gets because he's not a real player. Our 4th line centers last year was generally either one of Talbot or Couturier, both of whom were over 15 minutes (partially because they moved up and down the lineup), and the year before Blair Betts was over 10 minutes per game. If Giroux plays 20 minutes, and Briere/Couturier/Read/Talbot/whoever split 30 minutes between 2 of them (as center), someone has to fill up the other 10 minutes.

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