I never said it was amazing... the poster I quoted stated that we would have to add a pick to Diaz to unload him.
He has no trade value, you're living in a dream world if you think him dominating the swiss league during a lockout means jack. He has no size and isn't physical enough to have a career in the nhl, and in 2 years will not be with this team and likely not in the nhl.
I think the players held their position relatively well and I think the new agreement removes some of the insanity that seemed to grip a few of the GMs around the league. I like the length of the agreement, I like the term limits on the player contracts and I think the year to year variance on contracts is reasonable... certainly more reasonable than the 5% the owners first proposed.
These are subtle restraints on those GMs who constantly tried to find ways to circumvent the intent of the old CBA rules. It could have just enough impact to make this a win-win for both sides.
I pretty much agree wit this line up defence pairing could be interchange. Not that I would really like to see it happening but I think Gomez will have his chance on the third line and Eller would center the fourth line Dumont would then go in the AHL.
Gomez will be the 4th C I don't see any other possibility.
Dumont. He'd at least fit on a 4th line. Putting Gomez with Moen and White is going to create a line with no identity.
If this whole ''no excuses/accountability'' stuff that management has preached is truly legit, Gomez should be nowhere near this roster if his camp is lackluster. We're paying him real $ and he's on the cap regardless of where he plays, so that should not be a factor.