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EveryDay 01-16-2013 11:17 AM

Scott Gomez [UPDATE: Has been bought out and is UFA]
 
http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=413671

Lemieuxfan 01-16-2013 11:19 AM

That was expected. Nobody will pick him up, he will be bought out, no brainer.

Tuggy 01-16-2013 11:19 AM

Adios Scotty!

OneMoreAstronaut 01-16-2013 11:29 AM

I'd say we hardly knew ye, but perhaps in fact we knew ye all too well.

Aceonfire* 01-16-2013 11:33 AM

Watch him put up 70 points in NJ.

HF would break from the amount of angry MTL fans.

XX 01-16-2013 11:33 AM

Without the pressure of the media and that contract, I fully expect him to bounce back and have a serviceable season.

SeriousHabs 01-16-2013 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by XX (Post 57676069)
Without the pressure of the media and that contract, I fully expect him to bounce back and have a serviceable season.

He just needs autonomous and creative wingers. Gomez's only purpose is to bring the puck to the blue line. At that point he should pass to a reliable winger and head to the bench.

hundreddollarbill 01-16-2013 11:42 AM

I can't wait for someone to sign up thinking he still has upside.

He was given so many chances to produce, and yet he still can't get away from taking the puck to the blue line, stopping or slowing down then losing the puck killing all momentum.

Halifaxhab* 01-16-2013 11:44 AM

I just did a little happy dance

roboninja 01-16-2013 11:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iceonfire (Post 57676065)
Watch him put up 70 points in NJ.

HF would break from the amount of angry MTL fans.

It would. And I would not blame them.

GordieHoweHatTrick 01-16-2013 11:48 AM

Vancouver's future 2nd line center

Blind Gardien 01-16-2013 11:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SeriousHabs (Post 57676175)
He just needs autonomous and creative wingers. Gomez's only purpose is to bring the puck to the blue line. At that point he should pass to a reliable winger and head to the bench.

Exactly. Wingers who have a) at least some chance of keeping up with him, and b) are actually looking for openings to get the puck. Well, c) are willing to chase after it and might even retrieve it if Gomez gets stuck and just throws it away or "fires" one of his underwhelming shots on net. I don't think Gomez found many options with the Habs, part of why he always looked so lost every time he gained the zone.

jumptheshark 01-16-2013 11:50 AM

i vote phoenix is where he will be shortly after the buy out

Fire Sweeney 01-16-2013 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iceonfire (Post 57676065)
Watch him put up 70 points in NJ.

HF would break from the amount of angry MTL fans.

Why would they be mad ? He still wouldn't be worth 7.3 M

Pi 01-16-2013 11:59 AM

Gomez should go back to NJ. He's had good years there...maybe he can recreate some of the magic that gave him a 7.3M contract.

Sather is one lucky man.

rajuabju 01-16-2013 12:00 PM

Will be interesting to see who takes a chance on him, and at what price.

SoundwaveIsCharisma 01-16-2013 12:09 PM

If the Avs can't get O'Reilly under contract I could see them take a gamble on Gomez.

Madevilz 01-16-2013 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Iceonfire (Post 57676065)
Watch him put up 70 points in NJ.

HF would break from the amount of angry MTL fans.

anything's possible, it's just not working out for him in MTL

palindrom 01-16-2013 12:19 PM

What is your Top 10 teams interested to claim Gomez?

StringerBell 01-16-2013 12:21 PM

My world just got turned upside down. I don't know what to believe anymore.

boredmale 01-16-2013 12:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoundwaveIsCharisma (Post 57678003)
If the Avs can't get O'Reilly under contract I could see them take a gamble on Gomez.

With Duchene and Stastny their already I can't see him wanting to go there, he probably would want a team he knows he will be top 2 lines

My guess is either NJ or Phoenix

I Hate Tie DOMI 01-16-2013 12:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by palindrom (Post 57678513)
What is your Top 10 teams interested to claim Gomez?

Nobody will claim him. He'll get bought out and then signed by someone else with a contract much, much less than $7.3 million a year.

IceDaddy 01-16-2013 12:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by palindrom (Post 57678513)
What is your Top 10 teams interested to claim Gomez?


There are zero teams that will claim him. There are MAYBE 2-3 who would give him a league minimum contract for this season to fill a hole. Thats about it.

stakesishigh 01-16-2013 12:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoundwaveIsCharisma (Post 57678003)
If the Avs can't get O'Reilly under contract I could see them take a gamble on Gomez.

What is the progress on this? And the available options/expected options?

Also, Habs fans must be happy as hell to finally be rid of Gomez.

Matt Damon 01-16-2013 12:38 PM

For some reason I can see Detroit signing him to a cheap 1 year deal and he resurrects his career.


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