Well in this scenario you are saying we deal Drury instead of Gomez to get the money for Gaborik. We would be better offensively, no doubt, but I wonder how much defense 5 on 5 and penalty kill we would have sacrificed. That stuff adds up too.
Do you really think Drury is that great on defense? I sure as hell don't. He's average on defense and nothing what people make him seem to be.
He's also a -12 and Gomez is a -1.
Gomez played on the PK in NY without a problem... Even still, It doesn't matter who is playing the PK to be honest, its the guy between the pipes that makes or breaks a PK unit.
I don't think we would have sacrificed anything at all in terms of defense if we had kept Gomez over Drury. The truth is that Gomez had value and can still be considered a #2 centermen while Drury is borderline 3rd center.
Apparently Torts was not too amused by Drury's "immaturity" remark last night as per Andrew Gross:
"Q: Chris Drury said it was immaturity on the Rangers part in the loss, do you agree with that?
JT: No, I donít. I think thatís the wrong word to use by Dru and weíve ironed that out within the locker room today."
So, Torts..what would YOU say it is? Or do you just not have an answer?