Habs have bought out Scott Gomez
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06-23-2012, 08:29 AM
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Nothing classy about buying him out... Fans are paying the bill for a profitable team like the habs, not the owner.
You don't "sell" a narrative about being committed to winning (which helps sell tickets/merchandise) from one side of your mouth and then make decisions like that...
So-called "class" should not come at the expense of the quality of product you put on the ice.
Players get demoted, coaches get fired, it's all part of the game and everyone in it knows the deal... Perform or GTFO
For Gomez, it's a good option. He get to be a free agent on July 1st, he's not stuck riding the bus in the AHL and he gets a fresh new start somewhere else.
The cap hit from the buy-out really isn't that bad. Next year will be the worst, but like I said earlier, until the new CBA is signed, and if this rumor is true, there's really no point in judging this move.
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