Gomez to be bought out? - Louis Jean on FAN 590
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05-06-2012, 08:13 AM
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Sportsnet's Louis Jean was just on FAN 590's Brady and Lang show and mentioned he just learned that Gomez's contract would be bought out. He said this decision was made by Molson before Bergevin takes on the GM job. Very curious given that we don't know if there may be an opportunity for an amnesty buy-out in the upcoming CBA that wouldn't go against our cap.
Bottom line: Habs are a class organization and they treat players well.
You don't dump someone right away. You give vets a chance.
Now: I think every single player in the NHL knows Habs gave Gomez every chance, for a long time.
Therefore this is the only case I've ever seen where Habs can dump a vet in the minors. Not one person involved in the NHL would blame them.
Get it done.
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