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01-18-2013, 08:23 AM
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I'd rather have Connolly, to be honest.
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01-18-2013, 12:25 PM
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He's FAR WORSE than Connolly has been the past couple years, I'd much rather take on 48 games of that contract than give Gomez 5 games.
He was far worse than Connolly last year, not the year before. I don't know how any fan would rather be locked in with Connolly's contract, 4.75M, for the entire year rather than sign Gomez for under 1.5M and if he doesn't work, simply waive him and let another team pick him up. There is no downside to signing Gomez. None. There's significant downside to bringing in Connolly, in that, you're stuck with that caphit against your team for the entire season, whether you send him down or not, and he's not going to be picked up off waivers, as was proven today.

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01-18-2013, 12:28 PM
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Gomez is worth taking a flyer on if he's cheap enough.

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If we do go after Gomez, I'd be interested to know if Pierre Gauthier had anything to do with it.

Of course, people might just point to both Gauthier and Gomez and say we're taking on Montreal's trash.

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01-18-2013, 12:47 PM
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He was far worse than Connolly last year, not the year before. I don't know how any fan would rather be locked in with Connolly's contract, 4.75M, for the entire year rather than sign Gomez for under 1.5M and if he doesn't work, simply waive him and let another team pick him up. There is no downside to signing Gomez. None. There's significant downside to bringing in Connolly, in that, you're stuck with that caphit against your team for the entire season, whether you send him down or not, and he's not going to be picked up off waivers, as was proven today.
Yeah, that's Connolly's cap hit but in a 48 game season wouldn't he be paid more like 3 mil? Plus, I have a sick feeling that some wacko GM will take a chance for one year on Gomez over 2 mil.

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01-18-2013, 01:00 PM
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Yeah, that's Connolly's cap hit but in a 48 game season wouldn't he be paid more like 3 mil? Plus, I have a sick feeling that some wacko GM will take a chance for one year on Gomez over 2 mil.
Yes, his contract will be pro-rated, but it's still alot to pay for a guy who's as injury prone as Connolly is, combined with his lack of production. Since the end of the lockout, Connolly's played 63, 2, 48, 48, 73, 68 and 70 games in each season. All of that in the East and maybe most importantly the North-East. He'd have a much tougher time staying healthy in the West, and the Central, having to play St.Louis, Nashville, Vancouver and LA.

Neither guy are ideal options. Neither guy is really, at this point, a guy you'd necessarily want on your team.. but if I had the choice between the two, I'd take Gomez because he'll be alot cheaper and there's far less risk if he doesn't work out.

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01-18-2013, 02:28 PM
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isn't thus the same kinda stuff people were saying about brunette last year not realizing that regardless how bad he played q would gift him minutes instead of seeing what younger guys could do. there absolutely is a downside to Gomez and that's a **** player that will likely be in the lineup regardless how bad he plays.

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01-18-2013, 02:33 PM
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Brunette and Morrison were old farts. Gomez still has some years in him. A one-year deal is not detrimental, adds depth for a season that could have a lot of injuries if nothing else.

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01-18-2013, 02:56 PM
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isn't thus the same kinda stuff people were saying about brunette last year not realizing that regardless how bad he played q would gift him minutes instead of seeing what younger guys could do. there absolutely is a downside to Gomez and that's a **** player that will likely be in the lineup regardless how bad he plays.
As I said before, Gomez has no history with Q - Brunette did. That's a big difference. You didn't see SOD playing every night, getting tons of minutes.. he was just as useless as Brunette, except he didn't have a history with Q.

Futhermore, Gomez is 6 years younger than Brunette and can keep up with the likes of Kane, Hossa and Sharp - Brunette couldn't.

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01-18-2013, 03:16 PM
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i'd rather take the chance with one of our younger players than take the chance with gomez - even if things don't go well w/ the younger player, at least they're getting experience. gomez is just taking up a roster spot.

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01-18-2013, 03:19 PM
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i'd rather take the chance with one of our younger players than take the chance with gomez - even if things don't go well w/ the younger player, at least they're getting experience. gomez is just taking up a roster spot.
Again, sign Gomez, give him 8-10 games, if it's not working out then waive him and give Kruger/Pirri a shot. He's not really taking a roster spot from a player given the fact that Pirri didn't make the team and Kruger's slated to start the season as the 4th line centre.

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01-19-2013, 02:44 AM
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With Redden, it came down to LA and STL. Those are good teams that think he can help them.

With Gomez, SJ seems to be the frontrunner.


Those guys still have enough left to help the good teams. Great that you are not interested in getting those guys. Hell yes to signing Gomez as shortfix

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01-20-2013, 08:57 AM
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I still haven't heard whether or not Gomez signed. Any word out of SJ after their meeting?

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I still haven't heard whether or not Gomez signed. Any word out of SJ after their meeting?
Been waiting to hear something on this as well. The silence makes me think they have a core deal in place, and are maybe finalizing some performance incentives.

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01-20-2013, 09:31 AM
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Gomez is practicing with the SJ team. I figure it's as good as done.

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01-20-2013, 09:32 AM
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Well that sucks. Not crying over it, but would have still welcomed him.

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01-20-2013, 10:33 AM
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Good news. I didn't think Stan would be able to resist signing a guy well past his prime. Maybe he's learning finally...

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Good news. I didn't think Stan would be able to resist signing a guy well past his prime. Maybe he's learning finally...
A 1 year contract would have been okay though. The more depth the better as injuries are bound to be big factors for all teams.

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still hasn't signed anything, but it would be a wonder if he wouldn't sign with the Sharks

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Skates with SJ this morning in Calgary, but talking heads make it sound like he might have a few skates lined up.

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Trade him for Carter Hutton.

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Trade him for Carter Hutton.
Nah I like Hutton's grit at the goalie position now.

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Nah I like Hutton's grit at the goalie position now.
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