I don't want to trade one overpaid forward for another. Throw in the fact that Gomez's contract is longer, and there's no chance I want him. If we manage to trade Rolston without taking much cap hit in return, we'd better re-invest his cap hit into the defence.
Originally Posted by Tao Jones
The playing season waiver period begins on the 12th day prior to the start of the regular season and ends on the day following the last day of a team's regular season.
Teams can be 10% over the cap until opening night.
Lou would have to hold the cap space available until Montreal decided to waive and recall Gomez.
That's $3.7 million of cap space missing the start of camp.
Very good point, it's just not feasible that we could pick him up off waivers. Lou probably won't have the team that far under the cap that we could just pick him up at our leisure. It would require making room via trades at the start of the season, which we recently found out is very difficult.
Yo I know this is old, but it's been a few days since I logged on. No way! He was awful this season, and Lou, and him didn't even negotiate in 07 when his contract was up, and he was still putting out good numbers. He's still young, but his best days are way over. I would have rather seen Rafalsky re signed in 2012 when his contract with the Wings was up had he not retired this year, nor after next season. I thought it was a mistake not to re sign Gomez back in 07. Now it's not so bad though. He did score the last goal of the season for the Devils though his last season there in his last game. I believe he did didn't he? In the playoffs after we were beaten by Ottawa in the last game at the Meadowlands. Devils almost came back that game in the last minute, but failed to make another goal before regulation ran out.
Remember all the heat Gomez got when he came back with the Rangers the next season, and all throught the playoffs at The Rock? That whole series was heartbreaking, so I can't remember much except the Devils getting their ***** kicked, and the heat on Gomez. Anyway no go for Gomez.