hrm.. I think our defensive system might make komi look a little better than he is.. I guess there's also the prospect of not having to play him once everyone would return... Interesting anyway, Gomez does seem a whole lot less important now.
I don't really see the benefit of doing that...much higher chance that Gomez goes there and plays well and it bloows up in our faces. I would prefer the 09-10 Gomez to getting those two bad contracts.
The advantage is having one of those bad contracts finishing after next season(Lombardi @ 3.5) and the other Komi at the same time as Gomez. Basically we get an extra 3.5 million to play with after next season
lombardi would fit well i like to think. local boy to boot
while komi's fighting skills are overrated (at least he used to think he could), his hitting abilities are not. and i'd like to see him and markov together again, just for ***** n giggles.
about the same cap hit though, although lombardi is off the books next year.
from the leafs side, i don't know, kessel is a very good player and no doubt gomez would help him - especially considering the run and gun style wilson is using. but that's just my guess.... who knows, he might turn out to be balls in toronto too