RDS discussing if we still need Gomez. I think so, more depth never hurt and he's a cup champion veteran but I think he needs to earn his way from the fourth line. When he's ready to play, put him on the fourth line (and scratch Blunden) and make him play with Darche and Nokelainen.
Right now, we still need Gomez because Eller and Desharnais are still not reliable enough to take the difficult defensive faceoffs on a consistent basis.
Nokelainen may be a decent player, but im not really comfortable with the 4th line there.
Eller is not that far from being ready defensively, though, and it seems that saying that Gomez will no longer be part of the team next season is a reasonably safe bet. Not absolutely sure of that, but you can bet.
After a period like this I don't go to the Montréal board. Instead I make a beeline for the Bruins board because I like to hear the moans and groans and accusations of official unfairness. OK, I'd say that the Bruins will playThomas until he's 42, by which time Uukka Tuukka Raskolnikov will be playing in St. Louis.
-weird seeing the bruins trying to skate with habs and trade chances up and down the ice
-Chara looked like he played the entire period. we took a hit without Markov, the Bruins are done if Chara gets injured.
-every time Hal Gill is on the ice there is a scoring chance against. every. single. time. attack him with speed = scoring chance
-when markov and eventually campoli are back, Gill has to sit