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04-17-2013, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyball View Post
We have Sheppard, who is better defensively (though not as fast) and I think capable of similar point production given the time and opportunity. We don't NEED Gomez, though I would not mind re-signing him.

I'd simply offer him a $1m deal and say "We can give you more next year, but this year with the cap crunch that is all we can do" and take it or leave it.
Bird in the hand and all that...

Plus, Sheppard has recieved third line ice time. A lot of chances and he has looked good, but in the end, not nearly enough production.

I'd be more willing to take that kind of risk on a younger player with a ton of potential who could "play up to it" (think Couture, or even a more developed Hertl).

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