Another poster already suggested - why not wait until next season? And what if you hit a string of injuries - can he be called back? Wouldn't that be awkward and it's not like this team is injury prone or anything. LOL
"Marc Bergevin:"Scott Gomez will not take part in the 2012-13 season and his contract will be bought out this summer."
Now with Gomez out and his contract going to get bought out who do you think will draw in the fourth line, Nokelainen, Galchenyuk, even though he wasn't invited to camp Louis Leblanc.
Do you think this is a good idea?
Wow.. I guess my thread yesterday wasn't such a crazy thread afterall. I expect the Rangers will do the same with Redden.
I feel bad for Scott (he was still playing hockey this year even with the lockout) because he seems like a great team guy, but this is the smartest thing to do from the team's perspective.
Teams really should have had the option to buyout a player before the 48-game season. Gomez needs ice-time (somewhere) if he wants to get back to the NHL next year. Sucks for him to be benched for the entire season.
Now, do we carry 22 players only? Or do we send him to the AHL (whilst still sitting him out), so we can carry 23?