Bolland is exactly the same comparable I had in mind. Puts up some points but better defensively. If Radar's ceiling turns out to be our Bolland, I'm happy with that. Right now (that's not say in the mid to long term future), I think Radar is worth similar to Duchene. Bridge deal or 5 years at no more than 4m per seems fair but if he really does want 5x5, trade him.
Frankly I think he'll be better than Bolland, but that's just my opinion. Apparently he thinks he will be too.
Gomez still has the wheels and works hard enough. If he would want a cheap four month audition for next year, I'd be fine with it. I think he'd be a much better fit with Downie/Hejduk than Mitchell is.
Looking at the UFAs still available, there could be some type of adequate replacement.
But theres Arnott
Dominic Moore I believe would be ideal. But with his wife's passing and Steve Moore incident, i think its a longshot.
Or even a guy like Jesse Winchester. Strong in the circle, and logs about 2mins of PK timer per game.
Arnott would be an okay option, only if he understands that he is here in a secondary, veteran leadership type role. I know there were rumours of him not getting along with the youngsters in Nashville, but Giguere had the same rumours around him in Toronto. I think he'd be a good fit, but only if he understood his role on the team.