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10-18-2012, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Roulin View Post
IMO if there's a season, it will be under a CBA close to the league's latest proposal, and if that happens, we are stuck with Gomez. It's bad, but not as terrible as some make it out to be. Money aside, I don't think we have enough good forwards to force him out of the top 12 anyway. I could see a Palushaj-Gomez-Armstrong 4th line doing an ok job.

There are teams with lifetime contracts (Philly, Chicago, Nashville...) who could suffer worse consequences than the Habs if something like this CBA is signed.
If they take away the ability to send big contracts to the AHL they pretty much HAVE TO allow buyouts with no cap hits, which is what would happen to Komisarek Gomez Connolly Redden and others.

It's those 10-12 year contracts where it would hurt teams.

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