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06-21-2007, 12:07 PM
eco's bones
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The problem with going with Forsberg is you're gambling with an injury history. With Gomez you're not. Scott makes the most sense because he's the youngest of the three big names (Drury, Briere) by three years anyway. He's been more of a set up guy and putting him with Shanahan would give Shanny someone to work with. Beyond excellent puck distribution Gomez can really skate. Far less of a gamble if you get his name on a contract and likely that at the end of a 5 or a 6 year contract he is still a good player with a couple or three good years still in the tank--which is a worry I have about giving Drury a very long contract--3 or 4 years maybe but what will Chris be like when he's 35 or 36? As John the Flyer fan says and I agree with him the Rangers were only a hole or two away from going to the finals. I for one would rather the Rangers target Gomez than p*ss away next year by gambling on whether Forsberg can hold up.

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