Official: Cullen to Carolina for D Andrew Hutchinson, F Joe Barnes, 08 3rd
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07-19-2007, 12:33 PM
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You wont have that at all because Drury and Gomez are two good faceoff centers. Some people just look way to much into Nylander being the best center and only center for Jagr. Thats just wrong. Gomez is a great playmaker just like Nylander. I dont see this as being a problem and I highly doubt Jagr wont either.
Face of is a good thing, but it is not what Jarg need. Jarg's line play puck possession game. They are nothing without the puck. Gomez and Drury are the guys who were mostly chasing during their careers. What they are great of is that once they got the puck, they often able to do the most with it
However, in the systems they played, it is the opposition that controls the puck, while quick counterattacks would allow the chasers to score more goals that those having puck control. Jagr needs a different C. That is why Straka will end up centering him, because he knows how to keep the puck very much the way Nylander did.
Both Drury and Gomez are 2nd line centres. Sather simply screwed up by getting two instead of one Rangers desperately needed and Jagr clearly acknowledges that. That and only that made Nylander to go and Rangers will have a very hard time to digest Sathers moves. All of them except the Cullen trade.
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