Can we buy out Gomez in Offseason if Yes how much will it cost salary cap wise?
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02-27-2012, 10:48 PM
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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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