Gomez should play with Prucha and Shanny... Souray+Hossa > Mara+Malik
1. Gomez should play with Prucha and Shanny.
Both Straka and Jagr can score and pass. Gomez can only pass. Therefore, Straka/Jagr passes to him would be wasted. Drury, on the other hand, can do both. It would be a line of 3 players who can all shoot and pass.
Prucha and Shanny are both pure scorers. They would be really great being set up by a playmaker like Gomez.
Avery should be on the third line, which is the traditional place for rough two-way players.
2. Some people are contending Sather shouldn't try to sign Souray. Well, if the Rangers clear space by dumping Mara and Malik, it would give them $5.5M more under the cap. This would allow them to sign both Souray and Hossa, and still leave some breathing room under the cap (since Hossa would be in, no additional money would need to be spent on another player).
To me it's a no brainer that the Rangers would be better off with Souray + Hossa than with Malik + Mara.