SpezDispensed wrote:spader wrote:SeawaySensFan wrote:wprager wrote:Point is, Gomez is not part of the future for the Sens while Puempel is a 1st round pick that they've invested in over the last few years, and they are paying him a heck of a lot more to sit in the press box then they would have if he was still in Bingo. If they don't think he's part of the future then keep him in the AHL and save the cash. It's not like Gomez is the difference between making the playoffs and missing.
Bottom line, Gomez makes no sense in light of the fact that Puempel was brought up to Ottawa.
I think management has finally realized that leaning on the kids is not a formula for success. The mix has to be weighted in favour of more vets in the NHL while they reset the farm by actually leaving the kids down there longer than needed...
I would have no issue with ScoGo centering line 4 and playing the PP next season.
I think added veteran presence would lead to fewer peaks and valleys throughout the season. I think the biggest problem with a kid-focused team makeup is the lack of consistency.
Agreed with both above posts. That said there might be better options than Gomez in the off season, but I like him.
I don't really care who they get, as long as he's cheap! The important thing is to get Bingo sorted out in a hurry. They got overzealous and overconfident with our prospects and we may have been set back 2 or 3 years in that area because of it.