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12-28-2011, 04:14 PM
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Is Gauthier silencing Gomez?

With recent posts of the Habs secret society and silencing people. Gomez must have been asked to zip his mouth until they move him. His groin has to be healed by now.

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12-28-2011, 04:30 PM
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And what exactly would he say? He's been given all the ice-time he could want before his injury. Groin injuries are a ***** to deal with because you have to be sure they're 100% healed before letting a player back on the ice. Otherwise, 1 bad movement and Gomez would be back in the infirmary. As useless as he is in the line-up, he's even more useless in the press box while his salary eats up a significant portion of the cap.

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12-28-2011, 04:31 PM
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Groin injuries are a ***** to deal with because you have to be sure they're 100% healed before letting a player back on the ice. Otherwise, 1 bad movement and Gomez would be back in the infirmary.
...then do it!

Go Gomez! SKATE, SKATE, SKATE!!!

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With recent posts of the Habs secret society and silencing people. Gomez must have been asked to zip his mouth until they move him. His groin has to be healed by now.

I have my doubts about this rumor because i find it hard to believe a gm wants him at this point.

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12-28-2011, 04:45 PM
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For those who question Gomez's trade value.

Remember next year his actual salary is 5.5M next year and 4.5M the year after. which means Gomez enables a team to hit the salary floor and actually spend 2 million less of actual dollars next year, and almost 3 million the next year.

That fact and his career of relative decent play I think might be enough for some team to scoop him up for a bag of pucks.

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12-28-2011, 04:48 PM
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Having somebody take Scott Gomez from us would be the best thing since the last guy that was able to unload Gomez to some sucker.

...DOH!

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Moving Gomez would be a harder job than moving Theodore which was the last disaster.

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For those who question Gomez's trade value.

Remember next year his actual salary is 5.5M next year and 4.5M the year after. which means Gomez enables a team to hit the salary floor and actually spend 2 million less of actual dollars next year, and almost 3 million the next year.

That fact and his career of relative decent play I think might be enough for some team to scoop him up for a bag of pucks.
And he's also a guy who has less goals than Cam Ward and will still be getting paid $10 million for the next two years.

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12-28-2011, 04:56 PM
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And he's also a guy who has less goals than Cam Ward and will still be getting paid $10 million for the next two years.
Too tempting not to highlight the fact gomez doesn't have a goal yet this season.

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This thread title calls for a Gif...

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Moving Gomez would be a harder job than moving Theodore which was the last disaster.
Another Gainey **** up. Thankfully he managed to fix that one.

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He should silence himself if he wants to keep playing, here or somewhere else.

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I'd be silent too if I was making 7+ mil and was being outscored by Cam Ward.

Then again, if I was making 7+ mil, I don't think I'd care...

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This thread title calls for a Gif...
If the Habs can somehow trade Gomez, this would be my happy dance


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For those who question Gomez's trade value.

Remember next year his actual salary is 5.5M next year and 4.5M the year after. which means Gomez enables a team to hit the salary floor and actually spend 2 million less of actual dollars next year, and almost 3 million the next year.

That fact and his career of relative decent play I think might be enough for some team to scoop him up for a bag of pucks.
I think we are all aware of that theory but i still don't see it holding water unless Gomez can prove between now and then that he can actually play at the NHL level.

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I think we are all aware of that theory but i still don't see it holding water unless Gomez can prove between now and then that he can actually play at the NHL level.
Best case for the habs is he plays the last 40 games and can put up 28-30 points.

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For those who question Gomez's trade value.

Remember next year his actual salary is 5.5M next year and 4.5M the year after. which means Gomez enables a team to hit the salary floor and actually spend 2 million less of actual dollars next year, and almost 3 million the next year.

That fact and his career of relative decent play I think might be enough for some team to scoop him up for a bag of pucks.
Even if a GM were looking to pad the payroll Gomez is not a player performing well enough to be valuable to the roster, but I just don't see GM's making these type of considerations and decision. I think the attractiveness of this type of player is an urban myth with fans. Nobody will touch Gomez with a 10 foot pole.

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12-28-2011, 06:01 PM
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Even if a GM were looking to pad the payroll Gomez is not a player performing well enough to be valuable to the roster, but I just don't see GM's making these type of considerations and decision. I think the attractiveness of this type of player is an urban myth with fans. Nobody will touch Gomez with a 10 foot pole.
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12-28-2011, 06:22 PM
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Even if a GM were looking to pad the payroll Gomez is not a player performing well enough to be valuable to the roster, but I just don't see GM's making these type of considerations and decision. I think the attractiveness of this type of player is an urban myth with fans. Nobody will touch Gomez with a 10 foot pole.
Agreed.

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Even if a GM were looking to pad the payroll Gomez is not a player performing well enough to be valuable to the roster, but I just don't see GM's making these type of considerations and decision. I think the attractiveness of this type of player is an urban myth with fans. Nobody will touch Gomez with a 10 foot pole.
Maybe not for a GM but it would be attractive for an owner. You spend 10 mil and get 14.7 in cap hit, that's potentially 4.7 mil in your pocket.

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Maybe not for a GM but it would be attractive for an owner. You spend 10 mil and get 14.7 in cap hit, that's potentially 4.7 mil in your pocket.
I don't see it happening in any scenario, teams are rarely this desperate to get to the floor and when they are looking to get to the floor there contracts or players close to their value available. Gomez would be overpaid by 4.5 million even at 5.5m. No GM or owner is going to want him. He might get moved, but it will be for someone else's lesser junk, nothing else. This scenario gives Gomez no increased value, he's a negative no matter how you try to spice it up.

Owners would sooner sign their own players to inflated contracts then purposely look for garbage like this.

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Where is Gomez? Is he in Florida with the team, at home skating on his own?

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I don't see it happening in any scenario, teams are rarely this desperate to get to the floor and when they are looking to get to the floor there contracts or players close to their value available. Gomez would be overpaid by 4.5 million even at 5.5m. No GM or owner is going to want him. He might get moved, but it will be for someone else's lesser junk, nothing else. This scenario gives Gomez no increased value, he's a negative no matter how you try to spice it up.

Owners would sooner sign their own players to inflated contracts then purposely look for garbage like this.
Were you not paying attention when Florida signed a bunch of guys to bloated contracts to get to the cap floor?

If Gomez plays like a 50-60 point guy, which is not a huge stretch if you give him a new start, he's worth 4.5-5 mil easily(look at what Fleischmann and Leino got last summer). So you get 2 mil in your pocket by not having to spend it.

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