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#41 SterioDesign

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:10 PM

Good. IF we sign him Darche and with a healthy Henrique we dont look too shabby.

Henrique Zajac Kovalchuk
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Darche Gomez/Josefson Clarkson
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

Screw Gomez...why did we let Poni walk? He was cheap and effective
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:23 PM

Screw Gomez...why did we let Poni walk? He was cheap and effective


What did the Devils have to stop him? He was unrestricted. He went wherever he wanted.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:44 PM

Screw Gomez...why did we let Poni walk? He was cheap and effective


And he wanted to play somewhere else.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:46 PM

Screw Gomez...why did we let Poni walk? He was cheap and effective


Yeah I agree! Damn it all to hell! We lost Poni! No more trades or signings at all! Just lament!
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:47 PM

He's 35! He's definitely not a scorer, and he's being bought out by his current team. I don't agree with getting Gomez back on the Devils. I'm surprised people have overlooked these obvious (to me) red flags.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:49 PM

He's 35! He's definitely not a scorer, and he's being bought out by his current team. I don't agree with getting Gomez back on the Devils. I'm surprised people have overlooked these obvious (to me) red flags.


He just turned 33 and nobody expects him to score lots of goals.

What people hope is a Gomez who wants to turn his career around can be a depth forward in the bottom 6 who adds some creativity to a team that lacks creativity.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:51 PM

He's 35! He's definitely not a scorer, and he's being bought out by his current team. I don't agree with getting Gomez back on the Devils. I'm surprised people have overlooked these obvious (to me) red flags.

Is he 35? I thought he was a bit younger. I'm not thrilled at the possibility of him coming back but I remember the way he could skate the puck into offensive zone was something we missed until we got kovy. I also think he is a player that needs a lot of structure so I think we could succeed in the right role. If he signs a minimum contract why not? Sure beats watching Tedenby get knocked all over the ice.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

Gomez has a great playing history with Elias and he controls the puck really well.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

The beauty of a Gomez as a third-line/depth forward is that if you have a game (or playoff series) where one of your top two lines is not clicking, it's not completely scary to move Gomez up for a game or two.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:57 PM

Oh and for what it's worth, which I feel is probably not much, as of 730pm today ESPN.com changed gomez's player profile from Montreal Canadians to New Jersey devils as his current team.
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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:58 PM

http://espn.go.com/n...312/scott-gomez

ESPN apparently thinks he never left lol

EDIT: ESPN apparently just is lazy. Patrice Cormier never left either I guess http://espn.go.com/n...patrice-cormier Lozo says ESPN has a lot of these

EDIT 2: and now Cormier's fixed. So confused and I look crazy

Edited by DH26, 17 January 2013 - 12:01 AM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:01 AM

Gomez isn't going to score a lot of goals, but he's a good set up man. Look at his assist numbers with the Devils.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:09 AM

Yup that would be my limeup too. Geez were so similar... Wanna go for a beer !?!!?!

The only year I dont plan on going to Canada, damn! :cheers:

Edited by Zubie#8, 17 January 2013 - 12:10 AM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:11 AM

ESPN uses some screwed up system, googling players and teams will put the wrong background on players and then your caching sometimes fixes it and sometimes doesn't, I think.

Edited by Devils731, 17 January 2013 - 12:12 AM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:13 AM

Espn? Hockey? Gomez?...no bueno.

Edit: Haha, someone on HF found this. http://espn.go.com/n...6/anssi-salmela

Edited by Zubie#8, 17 January 2013 - 12:15 AM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:20 AM

Reno lavoie just said on rds that Nj was reviewing the possibility to sign gomez... He's always spot on usually

I expect there to be mutual interest, I'd almost be surprised if they don't reach a deal. I'm still surprised they want to put Kovalchuk on the RW. I'd like to see something like this:

Kovalchuk-Zajac-Butler
Henrique-Elias-Zubrus
Carter/Darche-Josefson-Clarkson
Carter/Darche-Gomez-Bernier

Limit Gomez at even strength and give him power play time. I also am doubtful Gionta will stick as the 4th line center for this season and Tedenby makes the team for the full year. If they don't sign Gomez, it appears they are thinking about something like this:

Zubrus-Zajac-Kovalchuk
Elias-Henrique-Butler
Darche-Josefson-Clarkson
Carter-Gionta-Bernier

I prefer Kovalchuk on the left and Elias in the middle and Henrique out left but I trust whatever PDB comes up with. He's a fantastic coach.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:59 AM

A lot of talk about Gomez being terrible in terms of traditional scoring (goals/assists) on a terrible Montreal squad. Not many players are going to look good on teams like that, especially if you factor in his shooting luck. But the guy drove play and can carry the puck well...something no-one in our bottom 6 can do. And down the stretch the year before that, when he played with skilled players, he had 21 points in 23 games or thereabouts.

Like Triumph has pointed out - signing him would be a benefit simply because it might keep Tim Sestito from playing. Gomez, playing like he did last year, would still be an upgrade over Sestito.

It's time people got over him leaving for NYR, because if he signs in NJ he'll make the team better.
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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:09 AM

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http://espn.go.com/n...312/scott-gomez

mmm this is strange...

Edited by SterioDesign, 17 January 2013 - 07:14 AM.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 07:55 AM

That ESPN Gomez page has been fixed. But I saw that too, before it was. Weird indeed.
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