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05-09-2012, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
.My scenario is that you keep Gomez and make him win his spot. He ends up deserving it...well he stays. He doesn't? Well he's in the AHL.
Problem with this approach is that the team would basically have to come to camp with a $56M payroll to leave cushion for Gomez. If Gomez doesn't make the roster and gets sent down, the team then sits $7-8M under the cap and nothing to spend it on. If the team goes out and signs a couple of 2nd tier FAs (not even considering Suter/Parise) Gomez making the team would push the payroll over the cap.

The team will have to decide by July 1 whether they intend to bury Gomez or not.

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