If you watchd the Anaheim game the other night, Saku took 2 bad penalties to take his team out of the game. Ppl complain about Gomez taking dumb penalties, Saku probably does worse in that regard.
No, people complain about his lack of commitment, intensity, production and willing. Yeah, he took a bad penalty the other time but I dont see people bring that up in this thread. Gomez is very effective on the defensive and neutral zone, once he crosses the offensive zone, things gets complicated. He cuts to the board and start his perimeter game.
People are laughing at "hands of stone" Higgins, nobody is missing him but when he played with Saku, he managed to score 27 goals while some people are still trying to find excuses for Gomez for his lack of production saying he doesnt have wingers to play with.
How come can Saku make Higgins scored 27 goals but when it comes to Gomez, he absolutely needs Gionta to "produce", that he cant make players like Sergei and D'Agostini produce.
When I see Saku play, i see a player that wants to win. When i watch Gomez play, i see a player that doesnt want to look bad.