RDS (French TSN) - Gomez speculated to been discussed for Jovonovski
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02-20-2011, 08:02 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Glendale, AZ
We'll have an owner in 7 to 10 days that got the team for the deal of the century so the cap floor argument really isn't a factor.
We need a #1 center. There's nobody on the roster or anywhere near ready in the minors (unless you think Turris will eventually be a #1 but he's not there yet). Gomez might be having a down year and/or a down 3 or 4 but he's still better than anyone we have.
I think what someone brought up about his Mexican heritage is right on. He'd be an instant fan favorite.
Aslo, the media here is as soft as they come so the pressure the Canadian martket puts on Gomez would be gone. Would that help? Who knows.
The sticking point for this year is we might not get the ownership switched before the deadline meaning the money would have to be equal going back. I'm not sure on the NHL rules. Can Montreal send money with him to pay for part of his salary this season? So say we sent $4 mil worth of contracts back. Can they pay the other 3 or 4?
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