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02-27-2012, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by tiredman View Post
That's not the question.

The team is stuck with Gomez and we can't get rid of his contract easily. Where do you go from that ?

Buy him out ? There would be consequences on the cap for a couple of years...
Send him to waivers or try to trade him ? Nobody wants him.
Send him to Hamilton ? That's an option but I doubt that's something the habs are considering. That's a lot of money.
That's the best solution.

He will make 5.5M$ next season, its not THAT much.

Molson are paying him 7.5M$ this season and he gave us absolutely nothing. Not only that, the team are last, the Bell center is not as full even if its sold-out, we are not making the playoffs.. So that's also a lot of money lost.

So between having a player making 5.5M$ in salary and cost 7.3M$ on the salarial cap, on your 4th line that will give you 4-5 goals/20 pts or bury him in the AHL, still paying him 5.5M$ but save 7.3M$ on the cap and give it to one or two players that will help the team win and makes the playoffs (money), I don't think it would be that bad for the Molson.

If the Rangers can pay Redden 6.5M$ this season and 10M$ for the next 2 years to play in the AHL, and be in the 1st Conference, being a cup contender, I think the Habs could too.

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