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01-28-2013, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernHab View Post
This was the exact same thought process that Gainey used (with the advice of Gauthier) to sign Gomez.

Hell, its just money and if it works, it works and if it doesnt, well, its just money.

Meanwhile, the Habs paid dearly for that approach.

First of all, Gainey didn't sign Gomez, he traded for him. Second of all, he was brought in as a condition to sign Gionta and Cammalleri. Third of all, NYR were the ones to sign Gomez to that horrendous contract. Gomez was playing great, won the cup. While it's big money, at the time, it seemed arguably fair in order to get a good experienced player.

All that said, NYR took too much of a big gamble. Their deal could have potentially crippled them, and it did for a while, until we traded for Gomez.

Now, for Subban, it's been confirmed that he isn't asking for Drew doughty money. So he's probably asking, 4mill or 5 mill per year? While it is a big amount, it's very reasonable and bearable. Unlike Gomez' contract. Plus, PK seems to have also agreed to go shorter term. So if things don't work out, well, it's not as damaging. Again, unlike Gomez' contract.

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