Actually, that is incorrect. If Gomez is claimed on waivers, there is no remaining cap hit for Habs. Only if Habs try to bring Gomez back from AHL, he will be subject to re-entry waivers and in that case, if claimed, Habs would be liable for half of his cap hit. Therefore there is no change that Habs would ever expose Gomez to re-entry waivers.
However, I would argue that very idea of waiving Gomez is absurd in reality of NHL. As noted above, waiving Gomez would be one way street until off-season, risk of high cap hit for noting after re-entry waiver is way too high. In addition, despite HFBoards facination with idea of negative value, getting rid of Gomez would achieve nothing - cap space as such has little value for contending team until off-season.
I had re-entry waivers in mind, then. No team will claim him at his current full cap hit, so it's not even worth the bother of completely selling out the guy by embarrassing him.
And as I said, I'd still much rather have Gomez than half his cap plus another player.
Originally Posted by Habit11
Maybe PG should be scouting your beer league because Moen keeps getting promoted as he's practicing with Cammy/Pleks this morning, again.
Do you think this is a coach trying to tell his GM "Get me some damn muscle up front, already!"?
Just to make things clear before the conversation continues, there is two things that people needs to take into account, Locke was way softer than DD and slower also; DD got everything to succeed in the NHL except size, people saying he is too slow are saying that because they excepect him to be a burst of speed since he is so small, but he's on the same level than Cammy for speed. He got perfect positioning and is always around the puck.
For those who watches the AHL, we all know how the game is slower and less physical, less speedy so players like Locke can find a way to perform in such a setting but they cannot reproduce their succes in the best league of the world, DD got everything except size to reproduce his succes in the NHL. So if he can overcome that, he could be a good asset for this team, that a small if.
Cammalleri is faster than DD, plus he's 5'9" not 5'5" or 5'6". DD is no faster than Locke, he doesn't have St.Louis type speed.
''I owe all my goals to David Desharnais' passes. Without him I wouldn't be here today. I felt uncomfortable when I heard the news that I was called up as I believe he's the best AHL player. I would have loved for him to get a chance too. David went trough a lot of things to get were he is, they told him he was too small, he went undrafted and even played in the ECHL. Yet he is talented, fast and fiesty. He's also the most generous center with whom I played. I'm convinced he has his place in the NHL and will join me one day. He deserves it so much.''
1. Serious bromance for Desharnais on Pacioretty's part
2. Its really hard to argue against giving DD a chance after reading this.. I hope the org hears the opinion of Pacioretty, it would be nice seeing them on a line together in the future.