Re-signing Josh Gorges (All Gorges contract talk here)
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11-28-2011, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by
I think Gorges would find a lot of suitors as a UFA, may even get 4 mil/year over 4-5 years.
I would hope that since he likes it here, and we want him as part of the leadership group we can get a bit of a home town discount like 17.5 over 5 years(3.5 mil cap hit). My initial offer would be 5 years 16.5 mil.
If there's a player that would give a hometown discount it's Gorges (pretty please!). But...I'm afraid (so afraid) that he may leave because Habs took a risk with Markov and only gave Gorges 1 year...what a slap to the face of a humble warrior who has done so much for our Habs (if I were Gorges I'd feel insulted but time heals and
I'm sure he's so proud to be a Hab and that he loves/respects Hab fans...he even says things like ''Hab fans deserve way better'' when we lose 3 in a row, gotta respect Gorges)
. In the last 3 seasons Gorges has done so much for our Habs, meanwhile...Markov has always been injured (not Markov's fault? not our fault either that he's so fragile/jinxed and just never there to help our Habs...Markov=wait, wait,wait, and more wait, and then...quickly another injury and then way more waiting and waiting...fed up of waiting for his next injury
Originally Posted by
Gauthier could have signed him fairly cheap and chose to "play it safe" with Gorges while taking a much bigger gamble on the bigger fish Markov. Time will tell if that pays off.
In the mean time, have a couple of reads for you if you're a Gorges' fan. Great guy. He, Duncan Keith, Carey Price, Andrew Ladd and a few others often rent ice in the summer here.
Josh Gorgesí signing: the good and the bad
We didnít get close to that. Ė Josh Gorges
Huge thanks for the articles!!
''Play it safe'' (when signing Markov to 3 years and only giving Gorges 1 year) : more like ''play it dumb''.
I can't fully bash management...yet (loved gutsy Eller+Schultz for Halak deal), since they still have a chance to sign Gorges AND THEY BETTER ****ING SIGN HIM.
This article is exactly how I feel towards Gorges' staying or leaving:
I really really hope
wants to stay in Montreal.
I'm also hoping
will have a say in it since they're very good friends on the team (from what I know).
I could really really see Gorges (one day) lifting a Cup
and I hope it's with his buddy Price and our Habs. Gorges has such a great attitude and huge heart and that's the kind of player that gives me goosebumps when finally seeing them lift a Cup ('cause they deserve it so much and worked so hard for it).
I'd be so down if Gorges left...and I'd be very very depressed if he went to the Leafs
and/or especially the Bruins
I will really hate management if they let Gorges go (and it'll be the first time...I agreed when they let Streit, Souray,etc, go, but they better find a ****ing way to keep Gorges). You don't let a warrior like Gorges go. You just don't do that.
Thinking about the possibility of Gorges' leaving is still making me angry that management didn't sign him last summer. Gorges has done so much for our Habs. So much. Time to get him under a long-term contract. If they can sign him in
they better hurry up.
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