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03-04-2013, 09:45 AM
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jaffy27
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Originally Posted by Bacchus1 View Post
When I first heard of the Gomez trade, I was sure that we would be getting him for nothing, and that NYR would be sending us some picks or prospects to accommodate the contract dump. The NYR were desperate to get out from under that contract. When I heard that they got one of our blue-chip D prospects, and Higgins, I was utterly flabbergasted.

Gainey did manage to get other players to sign with us due to the move, as I think that many people though that Gomez was just having a rough time in NY, but I'm pretty sure we could have thrown around enough coin to attract some players, regardless.

This is a very bad trade, but the Luongo trade is almost comical in retrospect.
That's BS, they signed because of the $$$$ Gionta at 5Million, Lamoriello told Gionta take that money, we could never give you that much. And Cammarelli for 6Million a year, well that speaks for itself

To Boot, NYR took the money they saved with Gomez to sign Gaborik so in the end they end up with

Gaborik and Mcdonaugh

we got

Gomez and Pyatt

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